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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Another memorial for a fallen deputy...

I remember Friday, Auguest 29, 2015, very well. I drove home hearing of the murder of Darci's County Deputy Darren Goforth, and later that evening (actually the next morning) I posted on listening to his fellow deputies looking for a black male in a red Ford Ranger. I passed out around 0200, but he was captured around 0500 and is awaiting trial. Shannon Miles has been arraigned and is awaiting trial (likely sometime this fall) but there is some news for his family.
Memorial for slain Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth set for installation

A memorial honoring slain Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth is expected to be installed Wednesday in the Woodlawn Cemetery in northwest Houston.

Goforth, 47, was gunned down on the evening of Aug. 28, 2015, outside his patrol vehicle at a northwest Harris County gas station.

The memorial, which features a seven-foot black granite bench with a thin blue piece of glass going through the middle, is being donated by Schlitzberger and Daughters Monument Co., Watson Sign & Monuments, and Roquemore Marble and Granite

Tony Watson, of Watson Sign & Monuments, was first reached out to Goforth's wife, Kathleen, to see if she would be interested in the memorial.

"She was beyond words, happy and pleased that we were wanting to do this for her," said Kimberly Schlitzberger. "It was a hard situation that she had already gone through so we wanted to make what came next as easy as possible..."

Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your donation to his family and the LEO Family. I can't wait to see it.

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