Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 28, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth

Always on our minds... proud to be wearing today and in your honor, my 'TOGETHER WE GOFORTH' shirt

V.K.Mary - Communications Officer (911)
Harris County Sheriff's Office

August 28, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 6, 2018

Gone but never forgotten, may god always and forever watch over your family.

Sgt. Matthew Sepulveda
Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office

August 22, 2018

Rest well my brother. May God always keep you safe and watch over your family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 28, 2017

Brother there's not a day that goes by that I don't cry because of your sacrifice you made the ultimate sacrifice may God rest your soul

Trooper Jayvier Echevarria
Texas Department of Public Safety

May 21, 2017

Hope you're ok in he van brother you will be missed R.I.P

Trooper Jayvier Echevarria
Texas Department of Public Safety

April 30, 2017

There is not a day that passes by that I do not think about you my friend. From time to time I find my self parked at the very place and cry. You are missed my brother in arms.

Sergeant Michael W. Thompson
Harris County Sheriff's Office

April 4, 2017

I hope that God has blessed Darren Goforth's wife and both their beautiful children.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

April 3, 2017

Deputy Goforth, you are not forgotten today, nor will you ever be. Thank you for your service to our community.

You continue to live in the hearts of those who loved you, those who admired you, and those you helped in their times of need; thus you will never be forgotten.

Most respectfully Sir, I dedicate this day to your memory.

D.O. Kaboutari
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

January 14, 2017

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.

Amen.

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

August 24, 2016

You are not forgotten.

Joseph Kaboutari
Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

August 3, 2016

RIP Mr. Goforth. I go by your memorial every time I visit my daughter and son-in-law in Cypress. I will never forget.

R. Anderson
concerned American citizen

July 25, 2016

God bless the goforth

D.Powell
Civilian

April 16, 2016

RIP, Deputy Goforth. Your sacrifice made that fateful night will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

February 26, 2016

I first met Darren after he became a freshly-minted "white shirt", and he looked much younger than his age. He was quite the tireless fellow, always 'on the go' when it came to performing his duties. He loved the job and I never heard him - not once - complain about his job and assignments, even after becoming a deputy sheriff.

An interesting thing to note was that I noticed that since Darren shared the same surname as a very good lady friend (and her husband) of my wife's, I asked them all if they were related but they didn't think so. Who knows....Darren and our friend's husband could be distant cousins. In fact, our lady friend received a lot of messages in Facebook from her friends asking if Darren was a relative.

He was a great person to work with, and I always got along with him very well. Still hard to believe he's already gone, and my thoughts go out to his wife, children, family and good friends. He'll always be fondly remembered.

William Laws, Detention Officer
Harris County Sheriff's Office

December 21, 2015

Proverbs 4:16,17 reads "For they cannot sleep unless they do what is bad. They are robbed of sleep unless they cause someone's downfall. They feed themselves with the bread of wickedness, and they drink the wine of violence." After reading the incident details about this horrific act of senseless violence, it serves as a constant reminder that many in the world "feed themselves with the bread of wickedness". My deepest condolences to Deputy Goforth wife, children, family, friends, and fellow colleagues of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Revelation 21:3,4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray that Jehovah God promise for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death bring all comfort in knowing that soon, the affects of death and mourning will be reversed.

ECSII Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 12, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Darren was killed.

To the Goforth family, fellow officers, and all who call Darren beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Goforth gave to his community and the citizens of Texas , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 28, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015

Brother, your loss has greatly effected your brothers and sisters here. I remember watching the news and learning the horrible news of your senseless murder. We will never forget you, and I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I look forward to our reunion with my other fallen brethren when the lord calls me home. Rest easy brother.

Deputy Daniels # 1653
Harris County Sheriff's Office District III

November 2, 2015

I never had the honor of meeting you.

When this fateful day came, I was a sergeant in District 4, and still am. We gathered our staff and raced north to district 5 to assist your brothers and sisters. The first amazing thing I noticed was that ALL districts were present, and ALL ranks were racing to find the one responsible. I heard and saw lieutenants, captains, and majors ANSWERING CALLS to help any way possible. I saw the District attorney and Sheriff Ron Hickman pour out their hearts to you at the scene.

More amazing than that, the citizens of, not just Harris County, but, the ENTIRE United States poured out their hearts to you and your family! Wow! in almost 26 years, I have never seen that before!

Know that you have become an icon to all police in the move that ALL LIVES MATTER (Ron Hickman). Harris County citizens have started a movement to love and support police officers...because of you. Whether or not you ever planned on it, or believe it, you have become a national hero.

Thank you Daren, and, I look forward to meeting you later along with Deputy Knoll and more.

God bless you and your family.

Sergeant Keith Lyons
HCSO District 4

October 23, 2015

Rest in peace hero.

Future police officer Luke O.
Dutch police force

October 19, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

September 20, 2015

God's peace and speed Deputy Goforth. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 17, 2015

Thank you for your service. May God watch over you, your family and your department. May you rest in honored peace.

Roger A Gross, D/Cdr U S Treasury Police
United States Treasury Police, Wash DC

September 16, 2015

Our prayers and thoughts go out to the friends and family of this fallen hero. Thank you for your service. May God rest your soul. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Edwin Lara / External Operations
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

September 15, 2015

A fine deputy was lost in a city i was born and raised in. I hate the world we live in now. Where when i was growing up we treated our first resonders with admiration and respect. On January 1, 2015 i made a new years resolution. I knew i could promise to lose weight or quit smoking but knew i probably wouldn't have much luck with it. So i decided on one thing i new i could keep my word on. I was going to thank every officer, fireman or ambulance personnel i saw. My first act was the second week of January. I saw a deputy at a gas station on FM 1960. I approached the officer and asked him if he had a second. He looked to be in his mid 50's and i told him of my resolution and thanked him for putting his life on the line everyday for me, my children and my grandchildren. His eyes welled up with tears as he got out of his patrol car. When i saw his reaction i started to cry and he stood in the parking lot of that gas station consoling me. We talked for a brief moment and he thanked me again and told me that was the kindest thing anyone had done for him in years. As he got in the car his eyes welled up again. The last thing he said was "i do this job because i love it but all i want is to go home to my family each and every day. " With that he pulled out. I had been so emotional that i never got his name. How many of us can say we put our lives on the line each and everyday because of the clothes we put on. Peace, kindness and safety go with each and everyone of you. My new years resolution will be the same next year. I know there are a lot of people out there showing support but i feel comfortable knowing that i myself started this BEFORE we lost a wonderful officer...

Civilian Laura Sebren

September 15, 2015

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