RELEASE: EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PAYS TRIBUTE TO HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY

RELEASE: EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PAYS TRIBUTE TO HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Leslie Antunez / Public Information Officer

Office: (915) 538-2119

Mobile: (915) 479-1678

Email: lantunez@epcounty.com

Website: EPCSO.ORG

El Paso, TX ­ - El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies throughout the county of El Paso paid tribute to Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, September 04, 2015.

A statewide call issued by Governor Greg Abbott to “Stand With Law Enforcement in Texas.” To honor Deputy Goforth and all officers across the state, the governor asked Texas law enforcement officers to turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one-minute at 10:00 a.m.

Respect and pride in our law enforcement must be restored in this state and nation. It is time to unite in solidarity to support the men and women who serve and protect our communities.” – Governor Greg Abbott.

Sheriff’s Office deputies, Constables from JP’s 1,2,3,4, 6-2 and the El Paso County E.S.D #2 gathered at the East Montana, Clint, and Vinton Patrol Stations and together observed a moment of silence in remembrance of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.

It makes us reflect on the things we do on a daily basis; he (Deputy Goforth) was just putting gas. That’s something over the course of our career that we do hundreds and hundreds of times and you don’t think twice about it. Everybody’s level of vigilance is heightened as a result of instances like these.” – Sergeant Christopher Paz.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office extends its condolences to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the family of Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth.

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Published 04 September 2015 01:37 PM by lantunez

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