Unit 1012 Cover Photo

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Monday, June 19, 2017


Let us not forget Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth of Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas, was killed in the line of duty on August 28, 2015. We will also remember him on his birthdate, June 19 every year. Let us honor this fallen policeman by remembering how he lived on this earth and treasure his memories.


Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth

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

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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