More than 10,000 law enforcement officers from across the United States attended the Houston funeral of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, remembering him as good-natured man who brought dignity to the profession. Goforth, 47, was fatally shot on Aug. 28 as he fueled a patrol car at a Houston-area gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said officers responding to calls for help will be doing so in Goforth's honor.
Hundreds of law enforcement officials on Friday pressed on with their search in northern Illinois for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a veteran policeman while police called a home security video among the most important pieces of evidence in the case. The officers scoured the region of Fox Lake, located about 60 miles (97 km) north of Chicago and close to the Wisconsin border, for the men suspected in Tuesday's shooting of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz, 52. The video was turned over to authorities by a police officer, Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko told CNN.
By Steve Bittenbender MOREHEAD, Ky. (Reuters) - The Kentucky clerk's office that had refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in defiance of orders by a federal judge on Friday morning ended its resistance. While Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed on Thursday for refusing to follow the orders of U.S. District Judge David Bunning, her deputies processed a license for James Yates and William Smith, who had previously been denied one, after the office doors opened on Friday. Davis, who has become a darling of social conservatives, had refused to issue any marriage licenses under an office policy she created after the U.S. Supreme Court in June made gay marriage legal across the United States, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.