Motorcycle Officer Nels Goodman died in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 10, 1937, at Johnston Emergency Hospital of injuries suffered in an accident the previous Friday.

Officer Goodman was riding his motorcycle east on W. Greenfield Avenue when the wheels of the machine struck a rut in the street near S. 9th Street. Officer Goodman was flung to the pavement fracturing his skull.

Officer Goodman was 44-years-old. He was appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department on May 24, 1925. Officer Goodman was married with two children.

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