Sheli Godbold

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Pantego, TX

Branch of Service: Police officer

Rank: Corporal

Corporal Godbold began her law enforcement career in LA in 1991. She was later an officer with the Euless Police Department from 2004-2012. After a brief pause in her police career due to multiple sclerosis, she joined the Pantego Police Department as an officer in 2016 and was promoted to detective with the rank of Corporal in 2018. She served the Pantego community until her passing from COVID-19.

The Pantego Police Dept says it best: “Sheli was loved by all and brought happiness, laughter, smiles and the strength to fight.” She truly loved being a police officer and was an effective and valued community liaison and an astute and persistent detective, often finding evidence that others had not recognized at crime scenes. She always sought out ways to serve, even during her time off.

Sheli never shied away from a challenge, was determined and resilient. Battling her MS diagnosis to return to her LEO career and later becoming a runner and triathlete gave her a platform to encourage others to never give up and fight. Rarely seen without a smile, Sheli loved to lift others up and bring love and joy to all circumstances and encouraged others to not take themselves too seriously.

Age: 54

Date of Death: February 10, 2022

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