Kid Pens Sweet Note To The Slain Deputy Officer's Department And It's Heartbreaking

"I know how hard it is to lose a friend."

If you've seen the news lately, you may have noticed the Houston community coming together by the masses, with hundreds of people marching in honor of a slain deputy, shot simply "because he wore a uniform."

But that wasn't the only show of support for fallen Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth. 

On Sept. 1, the Harris County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page posted a letter written by a child who had a few words of encouragement for the fellow officers Deputy Goforth left behind. 

"I am so sorry for your lost [sic]. I know how hard it is to lose a friend," the child wrote, explaining how they lost their "ant" Yula. 


"He is probably looking down on you right now and sees you doing a good job. I hope you will be okay."

The letter ends with three hearts, which according to the child, has three meanings:

"One for feeling beter. One two always cheer you up when your down. The next one is two never forget that we are here for you."

Deputy Goforth died from gunshot wounds from behind, inflicted while he pumped gas. 

According to the New York Times, some have put blame on those perpetuating "Black Lives Matter" rhetoric. But the truth of the matter is that one tragedy doesn't take away from other tragedies. One injustice doesn't mean that injustices can happen elsewhere. 

Regardless of debate, the note, which has been shared more than 2,000 times, has been a beacon of light. And the officers are deeply grateful.

"Because sometimes a handwritten note from a child is all it takes to keep a deputy's head up during a tragedy," the department wrote. "We cannot bring our fallen brother back, but we will always remember and continue to honor Deputy Goforth. The amount of support shown by this community means so much to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Thank you. Continue to pray for the Goforth family."

KHOU reports that more than $69,000 has been raised for the family. 

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