Gut-wrenching: Slain officer’s son, 5, wears matching ‘Captain America’ T-shirt as he buries dad

Eleven thousand people, many of them from law enforcement agencies across America, came together Friday in Houston for the funeral of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth.

Goforth, a white deputy, allegedly was executed by a black man who shot him 15 times in cold blood.

First and foremost, the slain officer’s wife wanted the world to know that her husband was a good man and a loving father. But the most moving moment of the day may have been when a lifelong friend told those gathered a touching story about “Captain America” T-shirts.

Friends with Goforth since childhood, Houston Police Lt. Rolando De Los Santos explained that Goforth had gotten matching Captain America T-shirts for him and his 5-year-old son, with the intention of wearing them together.

That day came Friday at Goforth’s funeral.

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The father of two wore his superhero shirt underneath his uniform as he lay in his casket. His son wore his underneath his blazer.

Conservative stalwart Michelle Malkin and others noted the “gut-wrenching” moment on social media.

Here’s a sampling of tweets:

Tom Tillison


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