To the Men and Women of the Office of Field Operations,
It is with a heavy heart once again that we share the news of another fallen CBP employee. As you were previously notified by Acting Commissioner Miller, Director of Field Operations (DFO), Baltimore Field Office, Beverly Good, passed away on January 28, 2021. While medical privacy laws prevent us from fully disclosing the circumstances surrounding DFO Good’s death, her death was a direct result of her official duties and as such, DFO Good’s death has been determined to be a death in the line of duty.
Ms. Good was a career member of the Senior Executive Service and was promoted to DFO, Baltimore Field Office, effective January 3, 2021. It was an honor and a lifelong dream of hers to be a DFO. She was excited about the opportunity to join the Baltimore Field Office family. Previously, she served as Port Director at the El Paso Port of Entry for six years. She strived to ensure positivity in everything she did. DFO Good’s colorful personality shined like no other. She spoke with such enthusiasm that encouraged all to reach excellence. She truly believed in her mantra “What you do Every Day Matters. You Matter”. Her favorite color was purple and she loved to break out in song and dance with her staff. She was beloved by the El Paso Field Office family. She often said, “I wear my heart on my sleeve.”
Those who were fortunate to have worked with her often tell stories of who she was as a leader and a person. As a leader, she embodied the statement “OFO Proud”. A career civil servant, DFO Good was very devoted to the CBP mission and immensely proud of the men and women under her command. She wore her uniform with pride and often spoke of the successes of her workforce and as a true hallmark of a leader, any success she had, was that of her team. Always ready with a smile and while bouncing along to her favorite music, she began each day with boundless enthusiasm. DFO Good had a challenge coin produced which she gifted as recognition of good work. Whenever someone received the coin, she was always quick to point out a small peach etched on the coin. “You see that peach? That’s me, ‘cuz I’m a Georgia peach!”.
DFO Good started her Federal law enforcement career with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1991, as an Inspector at the Los Angeles International Airport. DFO Good’s ideals and great devotion to U.S. Customs and Border Protection exemplified the Agency’s core values, and her sacrifices embodied vigilance, service to county, integrity, and professionalism. DFO Good’s sense of humor and commitment to supporting an inclusive workplace will be greatly missed. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile.
DFO Good is survived by her husband Kelly Good, Deputy Executive Director, Border Patrol, mother, Peggy Jordan, father Gerald Mathews, daughters and their spouses and children, sisters, brothers and numerous other family members.
DFO Good’s funeral arrangements are being finalized and will be shared for anyone who wishes to pay their respects.
In these unprecedented times, we ask that each of you reflect on the sacrifices made by DFO Good, and keep her, her family, and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Please remember that help is available as we cope with this tragic loss. We encourage you to reach out to your Chaplain and Peer Support members throughout CBP. The Employee Assistance Program is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
William A. Ferrara
Executive Assistant Commissioner
Diane J. Sabatino
Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner