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Jack spent a good time of his 20 year career fighting crime in Brooklyn North. He was assigned to the 90 Pct., Street Crime Unit, Brooklyn North Narcotics, and the 83 Pct. Squad. He retired in 2002 while assigned to the 94 Pct. Squad.
Jack made 500 arrests in his 20-year career, most of them for felonies. He joined the Department in 1982 and served the Citywide Street Crime Unit and the Narcotics Division, earning promotion to detective in 1990. He worked in Detective Squads in the 88th, 83rd and 94th precincts, was widely admired for his skill, experience, and instincts.
Jack was a Brooklyn guy through and through. He certainly could have filled the role a Hollywood director would be looking for when casting a tough-guy NYPD detective. He was a great story teller and enjoyed making his friends laugh. Jack was a regular at our Winter Weekends and Summer Getaways, always enjoying the music and conversation.
He also attended many of our Dinner Dances and he marched proudly while in uniform each St. Patrick’s Day. The Emerald Society and his many good friends are going to miss Jack Goggin. He leaves behind his son Michael 26, his daughter Tara 17 and his son Jack Jr., 8.