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Community mourns loss of Milam County sheriff

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:31:54-04

Milam County residents are mourning the loss of Sheriff David Greene who died last Friday after suffering a heart attack almost a month ago.

On Monday, Milam County sheriff deputies and Texas Game Wardens will escort his body from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Cameron.

Keagan Galvan, who was Greene's neighbor, plans to line up the streets of Cameron with her family and other community members as the procession makes its way to the town.

"We just want to show [his family] that we still support them no matter what," Galvan said.

Milam County Judge David Berkemeyer who has known the sheriff for decades said he was saddened to learn about his death.

"He was an outstanding sheriff. He had been doing a great job for us," Berkemeyer said.

The 65-year-old served as a Texas Game Warden and constable in Milam County before becoming sheriff in 2008.

"If you didn't know the sheriff, he was going to greet you with a smile whenever you did meet him. He was always kind, loving. He cared about everyone," Galvan said.

In 2010, he started a program called Milam County Sheriff's Office Brown Santa, which raised money for children's Christmas presents through a golf tournament fundraiser.

Galvan played in the same group as the sheriff during the tournament, which he said supported a great cause.

"I think it shows a lot about his character and how much he cared about Milam County. He wanted everybody to be happy. He wanted to give everybody a Christmas," Galvan said.

The 2018 Milam Co. Brown Santa Golf Tournament, which was scheduled for July 28 at 8 a.m., is expected to go as planned.

"It's going to be different without him there, but I think we wouldn't want it any other way," Galvan said.

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