MARSHALL (KYTX) – Marshall Police Department will participate in the “Stand with Law Enforcement” request issued earlier this week by Texas Governor Gregg Abbott.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for police officers across the state of Texas to honor the funeral of slain Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. by turning on their emergency lights for one-minute to mark the beginning of the deputy’s funeral being held in Houston.
Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa announced that patrol cars and unmarked police vehicles will line East End Boulvard North (US Hwy 59) in front of the Police Department to honor the service of Deputy Goforth.
“The Law Enforcement community is one big family. When an Officer loses their life in the line of duty, even though we may not know the Officer personally, we feel we have lost a brother or a sister. The Marshall Police Department mourns the loss of Deputy Goforth. We will honor Deputy Goforth’s service to the Harris County community by turning on our emergency lights for one minute at 11 AM,” Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa stated.
Citizens can also show a statement of support for Goforth’s family and all law enforcement officers by turning on their headlights and emergency flashers at the designated time Friday.