Dozens gather to recognize anniversary of Goforth murder

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Dozens gathered to remember Deputy Darren Goforth on Saturday morning.

Dozens gathered to remember Deputy Darren Goforth, sharing prayers and memories on Saturday morning.

Different speakers shared stories, but the one thing all the speakers remembered most was his smile.

"The silly grin he had and a sense of humor," said Rex Exans, the Chief of Cleveland ISD.

"They knew him, it was obvious he was just like that, always smiling," said Allen Goforth, Darren Goforth's father.

With that smile came a friend that was always watching out for his fellow officer.

"He was just one of those guys, he always had your back. If you were ever on a call, all you had to do was look around and Darren would be there," said Evans.

The memorial services comes one year after Goforth was shot to death while filling up his patrol car at a gas station. The District Attorney says evidence suggests Goforth was targeted because he was in law enforcement.

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