Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Statement on Shooting Death of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy


AUSTIN – “Overnight tragedy struck in Northwest Harris County. A deputy from the Harris County Sheriff’s office was ambushed, shot and murdered in cold blood after stopping for gas at a convenience store near Houston.

“This senseless act is a reminder of the danger our men and women in law enforcement face everyday and the courage they demonstrate to protect their communities.

“Please keep Deputy Darren Goforth’s family in your thoughts and prayers and remember to thank all law enforcement officers that risk it all, without any thought of reward, for our safety.”