Deputy Darren Goforth was executed. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman believes Goforth was assassinated simply because he was wearing a law enforcement uniform. From USA Today:
Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman described the killing of a deputy sheriff at a gas station as a "cold-blooded assassination" and angrily condemned the "very dangerous national rhetoric" about police officers that he said was out of control. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was fatally shot late Friday while filling his patrol car in northwest Harris County. The suspect, whose image was caught on surveillance video, approached Goforth from behind and shot him several times in the back. He continued to fire even after the officer had fallen to the ground. The suspect is shown in photos as a dark-skinned male wearing a white T-shirt and red shorts and apparently driving a red or maroon-colored Ford pickup. ..."When rhetoric ramps up to the point where cold-blooded assassination has happened, this rhetoric has gotten out of control," he said. "We heard 'black lives matter.' All lives matter. Well, cops' lives matter too, so why don't we drop the qualifier and say 'lives matter' and take that to the bank."Where's Obama? Why didn't he make a statement immediately? It's obvious. It's disgusting. Disgraceful.