CAMERON, Texas — The funeral services for fallen Cameron police officer Sgt. Josh Clouse was held Wednesday afternoon at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.
Close to a 1,000 mourners showed up to the service, according to an estimate by 25 News anchor Lauren Adams.
Lasting just over an hour, the service emphasized the father and husband's dedication to his community, and also a strong belief in the Lord.
Pastor Brad Dusenberry spoke of a man who even until his death, was always willing to try new things.
"Josh never half way done nothing. Josh wanted to learn how to fly, and do flying lessons. He did his first solo flight three weeks ago. Now, he can fly," said the pastor.
Dusenberry said Josh was the first officer into the house while trying to serve a warrant last Thursday night in Cameron. It was during that event that he was gunned down.
After the service, law enforcement held a 21-gun salute outside of the expo center before presenting Mrs. Clouse with a folded American flag.
Dozens more lined the streets in Cameron during a procession earlier in the day.
The funeral procession for Sgt. Clouse left at 11 a.m. today in Cameron.
Clouse and a suspect were killed during a late-night shootout while law enforcement from multiple agencies attempted a search warrant.
Check out our continued coverage of the Clouse funeral today.
Funeral arrangements and obituary information were released on Monday for fallen Cameron police officer Sgt. Joshua Clouse.
Sgt. Clouse's visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at the Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron.
The funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.
Sgt. Clouse's burial will be at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen — to be announced at a later date.
There will also be a benefit auction for the Clouse Family at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 at the Little River Event Center (1404 County Road 230 in Cameron, Texas).
The event will honor Sgt. Clouse's memory and all proceeds from BBQ plates at the event will go directly to the Clouse family.
Click here to view Sgt. Joshua Clouse's online Tribute Wall and obituary.
Click here to view and donate to Sgt. Joshua Clouse's GoFundMe.