Deputy Greenwood’s Funeral Gathers Thousands

Her children delivered two of the eulogies and they said their father was their hero and their best friend.

Over 3,000 people attended the funeral for deputy constable Clint Greenwood at Houston's Second Baptist Church.

During the memorial service, both his children and friends emphasized his devotion to family and law enforcement and said they wanted to celebrate the life of the seasoned lawyer and investigator.

Catherine Greenwood reminisced candidly that her early childhood was "a trial and error process" because she had a single father.

"Growing up, I tried denying that I was daddy’s little girl, but I was. He is my best friend," Greenwood, who was emotional, said as she delivered her eulogy.

Greenwood's son, Chuck, noted his father was at the same time his biggest supporter and toughest critic, but added that "through all the years, one thing never changed, he was my hero."

Greenwood's charisma and the respect he earned during his long career was reflected on the people who attended the funeral, with law enforcement professionals coming from the entire Houston region and even from other cities, like Dallas.

At the end of the memorial service Greenwood's widow, Leatha, asked the community to help investigators arrest the person responsible for her husband's tragic death.

"If anyone has any information about my husband’s death, please report it, come forward and let us know everything, everything you know," Greenwood said.

The investigation of Greenwood’s killing this past Monday in Baytown continues and authorities are offering a 65,000 dollar reward.


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