Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texas flags at half-staff for slain deputy

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Monday, August 31, 2015
Deputy Darren Goforth
Deputy Darren Goforth was fatally shot on August 28 at a northwest Harris County gas station.
Harris County Sheriff's Office

AUSTIN, TX -- Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags in Harris County and at the Capitol to be lowered to half-staff to honor a slain law enforcement officer.

Harris County sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was fatally shot Friday night in an unprovoked attack while refueling his patrol car at a gas station.

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Investigators later arrested a suspect, Shannon J. Miles of Houston, on a capital murder charge.

Abbott, in a statement Monday, said Texas has sustained a "deliberate and heinous crime" against a law enforcement officer in Harris County. The governor says Texans revere the men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day to protect and service their communities.