Funeral held for slain Houston-area sheriff's deputy

HOUSTON (AP) — Police from around the nation were among thousands of people that gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked officers on patrol around the state to turn on their vehicles' flashing lights for a minute as services began Friday morning.

Goforth was gunned down a week ago at a suburban Houston convenience store while fueling his patrol car.

Thirty-year-old Shannon Miles, who has a history of mental illness and arrests, is charged in the death of the 47-year-old veteran officer. The motive remains unknown.

Second Baptist Church, which holds some 7,000 people and is one of Houston's largest churches, was filled. The ceremony included a 21-gun salute, a procession with a riderless horse and a police helicopter flyover.