College Honors Memory of Slain Officer

The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University established a scholarship fund in memory of Deputy Darren Goforth of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, who was brutally murdered in the line of duty, to help criminal justice majors pursue future careers in law enforcement.

"The death of Deputy Darren Goforth resounds deeply and painfully for criminal justice students at Sam Houston State University as the misdeed occurred in our backyard to one of the brothers of our discipline," said Aaron Valadez, President of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the largest criminal justice student organization at SHSU. "As students, we can honor the fallen by kindling an inextinguishable flame for their memory by assisting in the creation a scholarship. We pray for Officer Goforth's relatives, friends, and department for healing and peace, and we hope that this flame will flare brightly in remembrance of our late heroes to illuminate the future for peace officers."

Donations will be accepted in Deputy Goforth’s name through the Division of University Advancement, Sam Houston State University, Box 2537, Bobby K. Marks Administration Building, Suite 120, Huntsville, TX 77341-2537. For more information, contact the office at (936) 294-3625.

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