Darren Goforth’s wife praises ‘ethical’ and ‘fiercely loyal’ husband, HUNDREDS Attend Vigil

Kathleen Goforth spoke after 47-year-old Darren Goforth, of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, was shot dead in a ‘cold-blooded execution’ as he filled up his patrol car Friday evening.

As Reported by The Daily Mail:

The wife of a sheriff’s deputy gunned down from behind at a Houston gas station has praised her slain husband as an ‘ethical’, ‘good’ and ‘fiercely loyal’ man.

Kathleen Goforth spoke after 47-year-old Darren Goforth, of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, was shot dead in a ‘cold-blooded execution’ as he filled up his patrol car Friday evening.

His wife’s tribute, given in a statement by a family friend, came as the department charged a 30-year-old career criminal over his death. (More Pictures and Video Here)

 

NBC NEWS REPORTS: 

The wife of a Texas sheriff’s deputy who was ambushed and gunned down at a Houston-area gas station Friday said Saturday that her husband was a good man and her best friend.

“There are no words for this,” Kathleen Goforth said of her late husband, Harris County sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth, in a statement Saturday. “My husband was an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility. He was always loyal, fiercely so. He was ethical. The right thing to do is what guided his internal compass,” she said.

Darren Goforth, 47, was fatally shot by a gunman who opened fire on him from behind at a Chevron station at around 8:20 p.m. Friday, police said. Shannon J. Miles, 30, of Houston, was arrested Saturday and charged with capital murder.

A motive has not been determined, but Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said investigators don’t believe that Goforth and Miles had any previous contact, and it appears the killing was an unprovoked act of violence. Goforth was a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office.

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