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

Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the Goforth family and the men and women who strive so diligently to serve and protect our communities in Harris County.

Jeffrey and Cindy Justice

August 29, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Darren H Goforth with Harris Co Sheriff's Office will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Praying God will bring strength and peace to family and friends. We will never forget.
God Bless!!

Retired Captain Phil Wiggins
Fraternal Order of Police national and NC State Chaplain

August 29, 2015

Gone, but not forgotten.

Caleb Mott
Cadet/FSAII #A609/A774
Marion County Sheriff's Office - Oregon

"To whom much is entrusted, much is expected"

August 29, 2015

May you rest in peace brother! God grant his family, friends, and LEO brothers and sisters strength and peace!

Sgt. Chris Minor
Wake Forest NC Police

August 29, 2015

May Deputy Darren H Gofarth RIP, and may his killer BURN IN HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY.

Michelle Schenck
private citizen

August 29, 2015

It was a honor and a privledge in knowing you and working with you . We had good times working the credit union together and you will be missed bro. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Investigator Alfred Vera
Harris County Sheriff Office

August 29, 2015

Prayers for his family and fellow officers.

Geoffrey Henry, Mayor
Oxford PA Police Department

August 29, 2015

God bless you brother. I'll be saying a prayer for you and your family tonight.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

August 29, 2015

Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was a key inspiration for me to start my career in Law Enforcement. I worked with him for 2 years prior to becoming a peace officer, and encountered him on multiple occasions; sometimes volunteering help, and most other times, asking him for his help. He did everything with a smile, and I know for a fact that he is and was a great man filled with goodness. Deputy Goforth would never hurt anyone, and this tragic act of cowardice is completely devastating. I am proud to have known him for the 2 short years I did. I will miss you, my friend and brother. You earned your wings, Blue Angel! Fly high and protect us on our watch! I'll give my all to make you proud! Rest well, brother, we'll HOLD THE LINE!

Deputy Constable Tyler Yawn
Harris County Constable's Office Pct. 5

August 29, 2015

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer Tom Murray
MA Department of Correction

August 29, 2015

RIP, Sir. Thank you for your service. I pray your family finds peace during this tough time.

Deputy S Phillips
OCSO (FL)

August 29, 2015

I am not a member of Law enforcement. To the family of the fallen officer, God keep you and hold you safe. Your man was a hero.

Mr. Tim McCaffrey

August 29, 2015

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Goforth.

Ken Davidson, Civilian

August 29, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

August 29, 2015

Sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Goforth. Rest in Peace Deputy Goforth and thank you for your dedication to protect and serve.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, E.O.W. 3/20/11

August 29, 2015

I as a law enforcement officer and those brothers/sisters that stand with me understand that each and every time we put on our uniform that we may not come home at the end of our shift. We train and prepare to the best of our ability to be able to protect ourselves and others from the evils in this world. This is not something we prepare for nor should ever expect to happen. The mere cowardliness and vicious actions that took Deputy Goforth life is nauseating. My deepest heartfelt prayers go to his family, co-workers, Harris County Sheriff's Office and the State of Texas. May the love of friends, family and GOD sustain you.

Lieutentant Michael Martin
Bentonville Police Department

August 29, 2015

My condolences to the Goforth family. My thought are with you at this sad time.

Jacquie Rebel survivor

August 29, 2015

Rest in peace! We have the watch now. Watch over us from your new beat in heaven. Thank you for your service!

Lieutenant
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

August 29, 2015

RIP, Deputy Sheriff Goforth.

Michael Fangman

August 29, 2015

I was taking a walk on our farm in Oregon and was just praying for you all. My wife and mommas heart aches.

Kimmee Auxier

August 29, 2015

A portion of a letter written by President Abraham Lincoln, printed in the Boston Evening Transcript on November 25, 1864.

“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic (he) died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln”

Police Officer M. Reuss
Eagan MN Police Department

August 29, 2015

Thoughts and prayers with your and your family; from the extended family.

All gave some... And some gave all

B.s.c.
Houston police/former HCSO deputy

August 29, 2015

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace . I am praying for your family and brother and sisters in blue

OFCR Michael Koegel SR
NJDOC

August 29, 2015

Que triste noticia descanse en paz Agte. Darren H. Goforth, espero se asigne todos los recurso para dar con el sujeto que realizo vil asesinato espero ver noticia pronto NO PAROLE FOR COP KILLERS, DIOS bendiga a tu familia en especial a tus (2) hijos.

Agte. Armando Maldonado
Policia de Puerto Rico (S.A.I.C.)

August 29, 2015

May angels lead you into paradise and God grant you eternal rest.

Police officer Timothy Dillon
NYPD retired

August 29, 2015

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