The wife of a Texas deputy shot to death at a gas station described her husband as a “blend of toughness and gentility” as she mourned the fallen officer.
Deputy Darren H. Goforth died Friday night when a gunman came up behind him and shot him in the back as he returned to his patrol car after fueling it near Houston.
When he fell, the shooter stood over him and fired some more, authorities said.
Goforth was in his Harris County Sheriff’s Office uniform at the time of the shooting. Officials said it was an “execution-style” attack.