Thousands Attend 'Police Lives Matter' March

"Undivided We March": Houston community honors murdered deputy

Saturday the city of Houston hosted a march to honor Deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot "execution-style" at a gas station in August.

Carrying banners that read "Police Lives Matter" and "United We March," thousands of Texans wearing blue shirts walked the streets of Houston in solidarity with law enforcement personnel  (raw video above via USA Today). The event began around 9 a.m. Saturday, spanning until 2 p.m. and planned on marching until 2 p.m.

In what many suspect was a deliberate targeting of an officer, Goforth, a 47-year-old white deputy, was murdered in "cold-blood," allegedly by Shannon J. Miles, a 30-year-old African American man with a criminal history.

The apparent targeting has elicited a strong response from the law enforcement community, which has pointed to the rise of anti-police rhetoric as a potential cause of such attacks, as well as a show of support for officers nationwide. 

The funeral held for Goforth on Sept. 4 was attended by an estimated 11,000 people.

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