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Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth | Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Darren H. Goforth

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, August 28, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 1984

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Charged with capital murder

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Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was shot and killed from ambush while pumping gas into his patrol car at a commercial gas station at the intersection of West and Telge Roads, in Cypress.

Deputy Goforth was on patrol and had completed an assignment at the scene of a vehicle collision. He went to a local gas station to fuel his patrol car. As Deputy Goforth stood next to his patrol car filling it with fuel, a male subject walked up behind him and fired multiple shots. After Deputy Goforth fell to the ground, the subject shot him several more times before fleeing the scene in a pickup truck.

The subject was apprehended the next day following a massive manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies from around the Harris County and Houston area. He was charged with capital murder.

On February 9th, 2016, the subject was found incompetent. He was ordered to receive treatment at a state hospital for 120 days to restore his competency for trial.

Deputy Goforth had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and two children, ages 5 and 12.

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Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Harris County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your family, friends, co-workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 24, 2016


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