HOUSTON - Thousands of Houstonians as well as officers from around the nation gathered at the Second Baptist Church to pay respects and honor fallen Deputy Darren Goforth. It was a beautiful service that had it all. Singing, praying, speeches, tributes, sermons, a missing man formation flyover and a 21-gun salute.
Deputy Goforth's casket is carried into the church.Posted by John Donnelly FOX 26 on Friday, September 4, 2015
Law enforcement vehicles lined up for miles to reach Goforth funeral. Honoring their brother.Posted by Greg Groogan FOX 26 on Friday, September 4, 2015
It's one hour before the start of Deputy Darren Goforth's funeral. I stopped to talk with two ladies who just greeted the officers you see in the background, with hugs and handshakes.Posted by Andrea Watkins FOX 26 on Friday, September 4, 2015
The sermon was done by Dr. Ed Young, pastor of the renowned Houston church.
Missing man formation flyover of Deputy Goforth's funeral.Posted by John Donnelly FOX 26 on Friday, September 4, 2015
This is how law enforcement stands together in Slidell, Louisiana. As Harris County, Texas, Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was laid to rest today, officers and firefighters with the Slidell Police Department, Slidell Animal Control, Louisiana State Police, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office had a minute of silence as we stood on the median of Fremaux Ave. and Interstate 10 with our red and blue lights on.“We will not stand for violence against the men and women who wear the badge,” says Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith. “We will stand together as one and continue our job to protect and serve our citizens. We appreciate all everyone’s support and I hope this support spreads to other areas of our great country,” says Chief Smith.Posted by Slidell Police Department on Friday, September 4, 2015