AUDIO: Prince George’s Volunteer Firefighter Shot by Police Officer Dies

June 5, 2019

UPDATE 6/5/2019: Martin Allen Goodier, 56, of Bowie, died early Tuesday at a hospital following a police-involved shooting on Friday.

A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on the former Prince George’s County volunteer firefighter.

6/3/2019: On May 31, 2019, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of U.S Route 50 Eastbound and Patuxent River Road in Davidsonville, for the reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.

Dispatch advised the 911 caller reported they saw one male in the roadway with two vehicles on the side of the road, the caller stated they were no longer in the area.

Fire and emergency medical personnel first arrived on the scene and immediately called out a signal 13 (Officer/Unit needs immediate assistance) and requested police for a subject armed with a weapon.

The following statement has been released by the Anne Arundel Police Department regarding the incident which is still under investigation.

On May 31, 2019, at approximately 9:44 pm we responded to a report of a possible crash involving a pedestrian on Route 50 eastbound right before MD-424. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department arrived first on scene and were immediately confronted/threatened by an armed man. Fire Personnel called for police to rush their response. An officer arrived moments later and confronted the armed suspect before he injured any of the on-scene fire personnel. The suspect failed to comply with the officer’s orders to drop the weapon (a knife) and get on the ground. The officer fired one round striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital. There were no injuries to fire or police personnel reported.

The PGFD PIO reported the firefighter was a member of the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire Department and was transported to an area trauma center with life-threatening injuries and is currently in critical condition.

The officer involved is a 20 year veteran of the department assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.

There is no further information at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.

Updates will be provided when they become available.

22 Responses to AUDIO: Prince George’s Volunteer Firefighter Shot by Police Officer Dies

  1. Duh on June 3, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Don’t start nothing, there won’t be nothing.

  2. Career Guy on June 4, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Hmmm, volunteer. Wonder what vetting process he went through?

    • Anonymous on June 6, 2019 at 11:07 pm


  3. Anonymous on June 4, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Volunteers are generally career, even if they don’t get paid. They do it because they want to help people – not because of the money.

    • Anonymous on June 5, 2019 at 10:58 am


      • ProFF on June 6, 2019 at 7:48 am

        Your generalization is WRONG. Most stations have a career crew now, very few collies up there. Now, there’s one less. Are you talking about the SCABS that are volunteers? You sound like a scab.

        • Anonymous on June 6, 2019 at 2:22 pm

          Many volunteers are career FFs as well. Get your holier than thou B.S. and GTFO. A scab? You’re an idiot troll and I highly doubt you’re a firefighter at all. Every career FF I’ve met has what your lacking-respect. Loser!

    • Career Guy on June 6, 2019 at 6:37 am

      Or they are squirrels.

      • Anonymous on June 7, 2019 at 8:01 am

        Or, SCABS. Career volunteers?!!! What a bunch of loser hobbyists, so sad.

  4. Josh on June 5, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I don’t understand why they shot first..pepper spray,tasser police tatics..there supposed to be trained but always shot first not to wound but to kill…SMH

    • Justin on June 5, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      Pepper spray doesn’t mean that the person will drop the weapon so it is ineffective in that situation and not all police departments carry tasers actually. Please explain what you mean by police tactics? I don’t think they are tough how do take down a person armed with a knife with only hands. They never shoot to kill either, they are tough to stop the threat and also shoot center mass as it has the highest chance of not missing the target. The center mass does have vital organs yes but in a stressful situation you cant aim for a leg or hand in the hopes it hits and stops the person.

      • Justin on June 8, 2019 at 3:21 am

        Josh, yes that is what my “vast law enforcement experience tells me” as I am a law enforcement officer currently. A knife is a deadly weapon so therefore you use force on force actions. Anything else you’d like to add?

    • Josh is an idiot on June 6, 2019 at 6:39 am

      Is that what your vast law enforcement experience tells you? You should join up and show them how to defend against a knife by using something other than a firearm.

    • Shut up Josh, go find a safe space on June 6, 2019 at 9:19 am

      Please stop. You obviously look at Hollywood action movies and see people running down the street and shooting with a handgun and hitting the target from 100 yards. Not possible.

      Now, as far as “shooting first”, how do you define that? Sounds like “first”, he told the moron to drop the knife. You can only play the “drop the weapon” game just so long before you need to take action to end the threat. If he isnt listening to law enforcement, he might be on drugs. If he is, pepper spray isnt going to work. Now the cop gets stabbed by the knife, and possibly killed, leaving his children without a father, because “Josh” is too sensitive and always sides with the criminal, and we dont want to hurt “Josh’s” feelings.

      Nobody “shoots to kill”. You shoot to end the confrontation. Sometimes people get shot and live. sometimes people get shot and die. 100% of people who dont get shot, dont die from getting shot. Instead of demonizing the police, maybe you should focus on the F*CKING IDIOT that was running around with a knife. Feel free to join the force so that you can set the example. I’d recommend you dont put bullets in your gun, then you wont ever have to use it…

      • It's Me on June 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm

        Well said…

    • Anonymous on June 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      Police are NEVER trained to wound someone. They’re only taught to shoot to kill. If someone’s charging them with a knife or coming towards them with a knife and not listening and you feel your life’s in danger, they have every right to drop the threat. I would damn sure make it home to my family, safe.

  5. jamie on June 5, 2019 at 10:18 am

    what a clown. listen and you dont get shot

  6. Harry Callahan on June 5, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Never bring a knife to a gun fight.

  7. (Yawn) on June 6, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Omitting the word “former” from the headline was a cheap fake-news tactic.

    It adds lettuce and tomato to the nothing burger.

    CNN much?

    • CloseYourMouth on June 7, 2019 at 9:30 am

      It got your attention to take the time and comment. Sounds to me it worked.

  8. Anonymous on June 6, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Unpaid professional

    • Anonymous on June 7, 2019 at 8:02 am

      What a joke! Call them DECOYS, they may look real, but there’re NOT!