Remembering Deputy Darren Goforth

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HOUSTON - Family and friends turned out to pay their respects to Darren Goforth. The memorial services come one year after Goforth was shot to death while filling up his patrol car at a gas station in Cypress. The memorial took place in the park now named for the fallen deputy.

Shannon Miles stands accused of killing the deputy execution-style on August 28 and the district attorney says evidence suggests Goforth was targeted because he was in law enforcement. Earlier this year, Miles was transferred to a state mental facility after being found incompetent to stand trial. Miles’ attorney, Anthony Osso, said he doesn’t expect an update on Miles’ mental health progress until the end of his required mental health stay which won't be until November.

At the ceremony, speakers told tales of Goforth and they all seemed to remember his smile and his "stupid" sense of humor.