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.
Texas Deputy Darren Goforth's best friend gave a moving tribute to the slain police officer at his funeral today.https://t.co/sJPWXbu0bM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 4, 2015
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.
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:
— CodyChronPhotog (@CodyJDuty) September 4, 2015
Heartache: Son wearing CaptAmerica shirt at funeral he planned to wear w/ #darrengoforth. Dad will be buried w/matching tee under uniform.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 4, 2015
— — Bonk — (@BonkPolitics) September 4, 2015
— Rebecca Spera (@RebeccaSpera) September 4, 2015
— Jennifer (@jenfiner) September 4, 2015
Over 11,000 people attended the funeral of Deputy Darren GoForth today. Pictured below are his wife and daughter. pic.twitter.com/lDvpnWM4lv
— I love my U.S.A (@WEdwarda) September 5, 2015
— San (@ddsmum_sandy) September 4, 2015
— KPRCJonathan (@KPRCJonathan) September 4, 2015
— Houston News (@abc13houston) September 4, 2015
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