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

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

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Darren H. Goforth, friends, Sheriff Ron Hickman and the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry \ O' Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

September 14, 2015

Thank you for your service. May God hold you and your family in his loving arms.

Tanya J. Berry
mother of deputy sheriff

September 14, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with your Family, Friends, community and Fellow Officers. Rest In Peace sir.

Patrol Officer Ryan Cabral
Temple Police Department, Temple, TX

September 14, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 10, 2015

It is with great sorrow to read another officer was taken from the Law Enforcement community. Prayers to his family and young kids, friends, fellow officers, and the Community. BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. My soul aches. EOW:8/28/2915

MSgt LW Harney
USAF Police/Postal Service

September 9, 2015

Dear Gorforth and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal! God bless him and his family.


September 9, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

September 9, 2015

Our law enforcement officers are going through a very difficult time right now. Rest in Peace, I know that God has a special place in Heaven for those who die in the line of duty.

Jake Honeycutt
Citizen of Orem, UT

September 9, 2015

RIP brother! I went by the memorial site yesterday, still can't believe this happened. Thank you for your service. We have the watch from here bro.

Deputy Constable Albert Thomas
Harris County, Texas

September 9, 2015

I went by your memorial site yesterday, still can't believe this happened to you brother! The whole nation of L.E. is still grieving for you and your family, rest in peace bro, we have the watch from here!! *SALUTE*

Deputy Constable Albert Thomas
Harris County, Texas

September 9, 2015

Your family and the law enforcement community has lost another Hero. May God hold you close and bless your family as they go through this horrible time.

Jane Johnson
Spouse of fallen police officer James Johnson, Carrollton Ga PD

September 8, 2015

Thank you for your service and dedication. You will truly be missed by countless numbers of people who loved you. Rest easy, we will take it from here. God bless your Wife and two beautiful kids and help them all to find the strength to heal as time passes each and every day.

Deputy C. Batey
Harris County Sheriff's Office

September 8, 2015

R.I.P my brother in blue thank you for your service. May God bless your family and give them strength during these tough times.

Sgt. Rene Sanchez
Boston Police Department

September 7, 2015

Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

PO Anthony Morrone
City of Poughkeepsie PD (NY)

September 7, 2015

Rest in Peace my brother! Praying for your family and colleagues at the Harris County Sheriff's Office. You will never be forgotten and your family will be forever taken care of by your law enforcement family Rest easy.

Ben McCoy Former Police Officer
Naval Support Activity New Orleans (DOD) Police

September 6, 2015

Sleep easy in God's arms, Sir. Your family and your Agency are in my Prayers. You shall never be forgotten.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
TxDPS/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

September 6, 2015

Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this hard time. You will be truly missed. We got it from here.

K Poole
Harris County Pct 8

September 5, 2015

God Bless your family in your sorrow. I am so sorry that our country is producing such evil and seems to be condoning hatred of men in uniform. You have my UNCONDITIONAL support and prayers. My God grant you peace and understanding in this time of need.

Eva Wolf
Harris County Resident

September 5, 2015

RIP Deputy Goforth. Thank you for your service to the ciitizens of Harris County, TX. May God bless your wife and 2 children over the years to come. Also God, please bless our Country today. We have many problems to solve.

Neil Doornbos
Harris County, TX Resident

September 5, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to Deputy Goforth and his loving family. May God bless them and give them strength.

Deputy Constable Billy Barnett
Denton County Comstables Office Pct 3

September 4, 2015

Nemo me impune lacessit.

Rest easy, brother.

Investigator Vincent Carag
Office of Inspector General, HHSC

September 4, 2015


Janie LANGE #1549
San Antonio Police Dept

September 4, 2015

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