Mia Goodwin Wiki – Mia Goodwin Biography
Mia Goodwin was a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer early Wednesday in north Charlotte, according to CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings.
The collision, which involved two tractor-trailers and four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department vehicles, happened around 3:40 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 near W.T. Harris Boulevard.
According to Jennings, Officer Goodwin was part of the University City Division of CMPD.
She was 33 years old.
Jennings said that at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers and Highway Patrol troopers were called to a crash involving a tractor-trailer. Goodwin and her colleagues were relieving the officers on that shift five hours later when they were hit by a tractor-trailer and the cab of a semi-truck that had collided.
“At this time, we’re asking for your prayers, not just for the Goodwin family, but for all the CMPD family and our great city,” Jennings said.
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Jennings spoke fondly of Goodwin. He said he didn’t know her personally but talked to many people who did.
“She was an inspiring young woman who wanted to do more,” Jennings said. “She was someone who felt like she had a lot to offer in this profession, resilient. She loved the people around her, the people that she worked with.”
Jennings also named the three other officers involved in the crash: Officers Jackson Buffington, Sean Husk, and Shannon Foster. They were released from the hospital Wednesday morning, he said.
“Lift us up in prayer. Pray for the family, pray for the officers that were injured,” Jennings said.
Jennings said Goodwin’s position as a third shift officer could not have been an easy one to juggle.
Goodwin was a mother and was married to Charlotte firefighter Brenton Goodwin, Chief Jennings said in a press conference Wednesday morning.