Friday, September 4, 2015

Deputy Darren Goforth: LEOs Matter

LEO means Law Enforcement Officers. Today we bury a very good man named Darren Goforth in my hometown of Houston.

As a native Houstonian, his death hits home. As a survivor of double-homicide, his death hits my soul, heart and mind.

As a person who respects law enforcement and remembers their diligent efforts to capture and secure convictions for the men who killed my brother and sister, Goforth's death hits where it hurts.

As a person who wishes what is best for everyone - wanting every individual to feel safe, secure, loved, blessed, protected by The Spirit Realm (aka God), its Angels, guidance and encouragement - Goforth's murder saddens me greatly. His senseless murder hit me like a punch in the stomach.

He was an excellent Harris County Deputy. He upheld his duty to protect and serve the residents of his community. I never met him but I know people who did. Over the last few days, I've listened to their tales of his ethics, big heart, sense of humor and overall goodness. My heart grieves for him, other police officers and Goforth's family and friends.

I'm staying in Houston right now, taking care of my elderly parents. Returning to Sedona once my job is done here (late September). Deputy Goforth was gunned down in cold blood about 10 miles from my parents' house, where I'm staying. He was killed one day before the 27th anniversary of my siblings' senseless murders. The gas station where he was shot 15 times sits on a street where I learned to drive 35 years ago. The gunman shot and killed him for one reason: he was a white cop.

Most people don't like paying attention to politics or the news. It's time to start. I have many law enforcement friends (LEOs). They are scared. One of my cousins works at the Waller County Sheriff's office where Sandra Bland hung herself last month. His office received phoned-in death threats 24/7 after her death. My cousin works the dispatch desk. He had to listen to each phone call: listening to the hate, anger and resentment from callers throughout the country as they lambasted him, threatened his life, his property, his family. These people never knew Bland. They had no knowledge of how she died. They were not interested in the truth. They wanted their hate heard.

My cousin listened without raising his voice, being combative or ugly. My cousin is one the nicest people you'll ever meet. When he received these death-threat calls, he remained pleasant and obliging. At the end of every day, he went home with a heavy heart wondering "has the world gone crazy? I have no faith in humankind anymore."

As we lay to rest Deputy Goforth today, I pray for everyone in America. I know people who don't like police officers. For varieties of reasons, they feel police officers are dangerous or out to get them. I don't feel that way. I am not paranoid. Respect their opinion without agreeing with them.

Police officers have always protected or respected me time and time again. When they stopped me for speeding, they were always polite and nice while handing me the ticket or warning. I wasn't angry with them. My speeding could have hurt someone! I wasn't following the law. That was my fault. Not theirs.

Due to family obligations today, I'm unable to attend Goforth's funeral. I wanted to go, show my support but family matters prevent me from doing so. I am attending several memorials in his honor over the next few weeks in Houston. Imperative that I show my support for Goforth's family, all LEOs, my LEO friends and all communities - in Texas and across the country.

A few bad apples will always exist in any group. Group Black Lives Matter is an exception. Their chants "Pigs In A Blanket, Fry 'Em like bacon" proves their hate. The murders of 8 LEOs in 9 days proves their hate. The deaths of any police officers should sadden us all. They protect us from harm. They protect us from criminals and bad behaviors. They serve us, their community. Without them, we are left unprotected and at risk for any type of trouble.

We live in very dangerous times. We need protection now more than ever. The Spirit Realm can help us. But if/when we need physical protection, and police officers are not available, God's Angels must work harder to bring us protection.

Please respect and honor your area police officers. If you see them, buy them a cup of coffee or shake their hand. Please show your support. They need it. When you support them, they will support, serve and protect you. No group needs our encouragement and motivation more right now - than our LEOs.

Thank you and God Bless.
Robin Amanda Kelley
Sedona Spirit Psychic

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