“Cameron police officer laid to rest in funeral ceremony”
The life and career of Cameron police sergeant Joshua Clouse was celebrated at his funeral in Bell County on Wednesday, May 17th. A crowd of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers gathered to honor and remember the fallen officer. Clouse lost his life while responding to a domestic dispute call in Milam County on May 11th, leaving behind his wife and two sons.
Pastor Brad Dusenberry, who presided over the funeral, praised Clouse’s accomplishments and dedication to his work. “Josh finished the race, and he finished good,” he said. Clouse, 39, was a US Army veteran and had previously served with the Milam County Sheriff’s Office.
Clouse’s family released a statement paying tribute to the officer, who they said died doing what he loved by protecting and serving the community. They expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from the community, and the peace that comes from knowing Clouse is with his Heavenly Father.
The death of Sergeant Clouse has touched many people in Central Texas, and law enforcement agencies from all over have shown their respects to the fallen officer. One Cameron resident praised Clouse’s professionalism and timeliness, saying he always made them feel protected. Another remembered Clouse as a kind and caring presence in the community.
During this difficult time, local agencies have offered their support to the Clouse family. The 100 Club of Central Texas has activated a survivor fund to provide assistance to Clouse’s loved ones. A Central Texas volunteer chaplain with Operation Safety 91 has also offered support and prayers to the Cameron Police Department as they grieve this loss.
Pastor Dusenberry reflected on the impact Clouse had on the community, saying “if Josh could see what’s going on here, he would rejoice.” While the Cameron Police Department and the local community continue to mourn the fallen officer, they will also remember and celebrate his life and contributions to their community.
To view and donate to Sgt. Joshua Clouse’s GoFundMe, as well as leave condolences on his online Tribute Wall and obituary, click here.