EPD Andy Goyetche to ‘wing it’ in retirement

Happy to serve, happy to retire


If you have been here for three or four generations, then you know the Goyetche Family. It would be fairly impossible not to know the family.

The family home was on Bucknam Street when Everett was a far different place than it is today.

March 9: Maddie, Andy and Travis Goyetche on his last shift at EPD. (Courtesy photo)

There were seven brothers and sisters – and four of the Goyetches, including the late Henry Goyetche (the father), served the city of Everett as firefighters and police officers for a total service to the city of about 140 years when added up.

“My father worked three or four jobs all the time when we were growing up. He came from Canada to Everett as a young man and started the family. We all watched him do his thing as a firefighter. He enjoyed his job. He loved the city. Many of us decided to follow his example,” said Andy Goyetche.

Andy is humble. He is honest. He is one of the good guys after serving a lifetime, since he was 22, on the EPD.

Andy recently retired from the Everett Police Force after serving the city for 34 years.

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