Cumberland County Sheriff’s Correctional Officer Corban Goad died in an off-duty accident Saturday evening.
Chief Jerry Jackson said he’s known the 21-year-old since Jackson taught him in Sunday school when Goad was young. He said Goad has not been with the department that long but had always worked with professionalism, integrity, and respect.
“You know we’ve got over 120 employees, so any time you lose someone like that it’s like losing a part of your family,” Jackson said. “Because when you come to work for us we tell them when they get hired, ‘Welcome to one of the biggest families in the world.'”
Jackson said Goad was a good deputy, and was on his way to becoming a patrol officer. Jackson said that kind of promotion is reserved for the corrections officers who perform their duties well.
Jackson said the thing he’ll remember most about Goad is his smile.
“He just always seemed to be in a happy mood, in a good mood,” Jackson said.