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Ill. Officer Dies After Training Exercise

July 29, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Wheeling PD.
Photo courtesy of Wheeling PD.
A veteran Wheeling (Ill.) Police officer died Saturday, two days after she became ill during a department training session, the agency announced.

Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, 33, was an Iraq War veteran who served with the Wheeling PD for five years and Hawthorn Woods Police Department for four years.

"She was an officer who could handle any situation, displaying a calm, firm demeanor, but also one that was compassionate and understanding," Chief William Benson said in a press release.

Officer Goodwin-Badger worked the midnight shift, where she utilized her skills as a youth officer and evidence technician. She leaves behind a 13-year-old daughter.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at Kolssak Funeral Home in Wheeling. Another service will be held in in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the officer's home state.


Comments (10)

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Doug M. @ 7/29/2013 2:43 PM

Damn. RIP, sister.

Bob Chauncey, Chaplain @ 7/29/2013 3:44 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the daughter, family and friends of Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger, and to her co-workers & officers.

Here in our area of Hampton Roads VA, which includes seven local cities around Norfolk-VA Beach-Portsmouth & Newport News/Hampton, we provide a 911 for our 1st Responder & families.

Visit www.VigilantWatchInc.org to learn more on how we help here.

TacDoc @ 7/29/2013 7:03 PM

What a terrible shame to lose such a talented sister. RIP, you won't be forgotten.

R G Montgomery @ 7/29/2013 9:59 PM

Prayers for the daughter and family.
What bothers me is the actual cause of death is never released. How did she fall 'ill' from a 'training session'? Or was it not actually related?

DEADMAN @ 7/30/2013 1:43 AM

My sympathy and prayers for her and her family.Rest in Peace.Thank You for your years of service with the PD and in the military.

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