TOMBALL, Texas (KTRK) --Tomball is a city of 11,000 people. They call it a hometown with a heart.
That heart is aching because one of its sons, Pct. 3 Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood, is gone.
"He loved this community," said friend Robert Hauck. "He loved to be a part of our community events that we had. He loved living in Harris County, but I think he really loved being a part of Tomball."
Hauck is the Tomball Assistant City Manager who met Greenwood nine years ago.
"I quickly realized this was a guy who was as sharp as a tack," said Hauck. "He was a guy who loved public service."
The two became friends and regularly ate breakfast together. When Hauck became a reserve Harris County deputy, Greenwood was there. In fact, he pinned Hauck's badge on him.
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Greenwood lived in Tomball with his wife. Together they had four children, all in their 20s. Each had two children from previous marriages. Lifelong friend and former coworker at the Harris County Sheriff's Office Tim Cannon is having trouble reconciling the loss. He spent much of Monday with Greenwood's grieving family.
"I'd really like people to understand what kind of person Clint was," said Cannon. "He was a human being, he was a father, he was a son. He was a loving husband. He loved his law enforcement career. He loved his legal career. He loved the people he worked with."
Tomball is a close-knit place where so many knew Greenwood as a neighbor and community leader.
"I'm so glad that I got to know him," said Hauck. "I'm so glad that he was my friend. I'm so glad that I had the time that I had with him. And while I smile when I think about him, I cry because I think about the fact that we never got to have that next breakfast. And I just wish we could."
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