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SPCO Security Officer and Houston Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth Killed While Pumping Gas
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 6:55 AM

Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth

We are sad to report an enormous and tragic loss for the SPCO Credit Union family. SPCO Security Officer and Houston Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was killed while pumping gas on Friday evening.

SPCO released a statement: "It is with great sadness to hear of the tragic shooting and death of Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth. Darren has served as a security officer at SPCO Credit Union for 6 years and has become a valued member of our family. Our entire staff and board of directors are devastated by the senseless act and will miss Darren greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and two children, to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, and to all the officers who risk it all to serve and protect the greater good."

SPCO President and CEO Tim Adams said, "Darren was a great man who cared for our staff and members. His ever-present smile and good humor is a monumental loss to our credit union family. Please keep Deputy Goforth's family in your prayers."

Adams' wife said on her Facebook, "Tim received a call about 30 minutes after it happened and we watched the news last night in shock knowing it was Darren that was the fallen Deputy (his name was not released until this morning). Every time I went to the credit union while he was there he would say, 'Time to tell Tim the real boss is here!'" 

Goforth, 47, was a 10-year veteran of the force with a wife and two kids. More than 1,000 people turned out on Sunday night for a walk in support of law enforcement, and donations of cash for the family have topped $150,000 at the gas station and online.

Cornerstone Credit Union League offers its most heartfelt condolences to all.

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