Deputy ‘down to earth’

HOUSTON (AP) – A Houston police officer who grew up with the deputy who was ambushed and killed at a gas station over the weekend says his childhood friend was a “simple guy” and focused on providing for his family.
Roland De Los Santos said Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was “down to earth,” and had two kids with his wife, a 12-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son.
De Los Santos said that Goforth was a Harris County jailer for several years before moving to patrol about five years ago.
Goforth was fatally shot Friday night at a gas station in suburban Houston. Thirty-year-old Shannon J. Miles is charged with capital murder.
De Los Santos echoed authorities’ comments over the weekend that Goforth was killed because he wore a uniform.
He said “there’s a lot of anger and hatred toward police,” and that the death was “a direct result of the things that are being said.”

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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