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  • Goodwin may not have decided then to become a firefighter, but he certainly learned accountability for his actions, said the pastor, who also noted that Goodwin grieved whenever other firefighters were killed in the line of duty and openly questioned why God would allow them to die.

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  • Goodwin may not have decided then to become a firefighter, but he certainly learned accountability for his actions, said the pastor, who also noted that Goodwin grieved whenever other firefighters were killed in the line of duty and openly questioned why God would allow them to die.

    Saying goodbye to Capt. Goodwin →