Do police lives matter? Not to #BlackLivesMatter, apparently. We are still waiting for the riots over this deputy’s death…oh, wait, that will never happen.
The wife of a sheriff’s deputy gunned down from behind at a Houston gas station has praised her slain husband as an ‘ethical’, ‘good’ and ‘fiercely loyal’ man.
Kathleen Goforth spoke after 47-year-old Darren Goforth, of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, was shot dead in a ‘cold-blooded execution’ as he filled up his patrol car Friday evening.
His wife’s tribute, given in a statement by a family friend, came as the department charged a 30-year-old career criminal over his death.
Shannon J. Miles, whose lengthy criminal history includes firearms offenses, has been jailed and charged with capital murder.
Mrs Goforth’s statement, reported by NBC News, said: ‘There are no words for this. My husband was an incredibly intricate blend of toughness and gentility.
‘He was always loyal, fiercely so. He was ethical. The right thing to do is what guided his internal compass.’
‘He was good. If people want to know what kind of man he was, this is it: He was who you wanted for a friend, a colleague and a neighbor.
‘However, it was I who was blessed so richly, that I had the privilege of calling him my husband and my best friend.’
No motive has yet been suggested for the attack – which the sheriff’s office suggested was an unprovoked act of violence.
However, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman put some of the blame for his deputy’s death on the Black Lives Matter protest movement, which he said has turned public sentiment against law enforcement with its ‘out of control’ rhetoric.
Read more: Daily Mail