Slain Texas lawman remembered as 'smartest guy in the room'

Clint Greenwood

HOUSTON (AP) - A law enforcement commander has told thousands of mourners that a Houston-area deputy constable who was shot to death this week "was always the smartest guy in the room."

Montgomery County sheriff's Lt. Tim Cannon said Thursday during a funeral service in Houston that Clint Greenwood was a consummate professional, meticulous with details and the first to lend colleagues a hand.

The 57-year-old Greenwood, a Harris County assistant chief deputy constable, was killed Monday by a gunman who stepped out from behind a trash bin as Greenwood arrived for work at a sub-courthouse in Baytown, east of Houston.

No arrest has been made, but Baytown police released a surveillance video Thursday that shows a possible suspect near the scene and the man's car - a black 2013-2017 Nissan Versa Note.

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