Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued the following statement on the murder of Deputy Darren Goforth:

"Acts of violence against our brave law enforcement in Texas will not be tolerated.  We should take all steps necessary to prosecute those who commit them to the fullest extent possible under the law.  I commend the Harris County Sheriff's office and the Harris County DA's office for their swift work apprehending and charging this dangerous criminal for this heinous murder of a Texas law enforcement officer. The Texas Attorney General's office extends its deepest condolences to Deputy Goforth's wife and children, family and friends during this time of unimaginable grief.  We should never forget the sacrifice that law enforcement and their supportive families make when officers go out each day to ensure the safety of our families and the safety of our communities."