Joshua Clouse died. (Facebook/ Kat Harrell)
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Cameron Police Officer Joshua Clouse was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance late on Wednesday night. Let’s see about it in detail.
Joshua Clouse death:
The suspect and a Cameron Police officer who died in a shooting late on Wednesday night have been named by authorities.
The policeman has been identified as a Cameron native and Sgt. Joshua Lee Clouse, 39.
Albert Rafael Acosta, a 29-year-old Cameron resident, is the suspect. Until families were informed, names were withheld.
While carrying out a search warrant with other police in the 500 block of E 7th Street, Sergeant Joshua Clouse was shot and murdered by a suspect.
His cousin wrote a heart touching tribute for Clouse on Facebook.
Sergeant Clouse served in the US Army previously. His wife and two kids are left behind.
Texas shooting incident:
Around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Sgt. Bryan Washko, Cameron and Rockdale police were summoned to the 700 block of North Travis. A lady called to report a gunshot, according to Washko.
According to Washko, the woman was able to flee to a neighboring store by the time the cops arrived. She said that while a bullet brushed her arm, she was unharmed.
When authorities arrived, the victim said that their husband, subsequently identified as Acosta, had shot them in the neck. A search warrant was then obtained by Cameron police for a home in the 500 block of East 7th Street.
The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Rockdale Police Department, and the Milam County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in carrying out the warrant.
Acosta started firing as police executed the warrant, and police returned fire. Both Acosta and Clouse suffered fatal injuries.
Clouse was taken to the closest ER, where he passed away from his wounds.
At the residence, the suspect was also shot and killed. The death of the suspect’s son has been reported to his mother.
“You hear about these things in big cities but there’s no town or community that’s immune from domestic violence or any type of violence for that matter,”
“That’s why there’s always caution when officers go to work everyday they’re always prepared to face evil.”
At this moment, the general public is not at risk. The Texas Rangers have been enlisted by the Milam County Sheriff’s Office to aid in the investigation.
Survivor Fund :
In reaction to Clouse’s passing, the Central Texas 100 Club has turned on its Survivor Fund. The goal of the fund is to lessen the burden on the family of someone who lost their life while performing their job.
The group’s executive director, Grahame Jones said,
“When this officer left for his shift and kissed his family goodbye, they all thought we was going to return,”
“But he didn’t.”
All donations go towards helping the families of first responders who lost their lives while performing their job.
The organization stated, “The family is facing immense grief and The 100 Club is acutely aware of the financial burden placed on them during this time. Our mission is to help ease this burden so they can focus on honoring the life of their loved one. Donations to the Survivor Fund will be used to support the families of first responders killed in the line of duty serving our communities.”
Here, donations can be made. Additionally, gifts may be sent through mail to The Club’s headquarters at 3200 Steck Avenue, Suite 240, Austin, Texas 78757. Call 512-345-3200 or text “100clubcentex” to 44321 to reach the office.
Visit 100clubcentex.com/program-fund-activation for additional information or to donate.
All first responders in the seven Central Texas counties of Bastrop, Bell, Caldwell, Hays, Milam, Travis, and Williamson are supported by the 100 Club of Central Texas.
The Club’s assistance has been required following a fatality in the line of duty twice this year. In late 2022, they had already reacted to the death in the line of duty of Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Travis Maher.
The patrol car of Officer Joshua Clouse is parked in front of the Cameron Police Station. (Source : kwtx.com)
Previous Officer death cases:
The attempted robbery that killed 24-year-old Chicago police officer Aréanah Preston as she was returning home from work resulted in her death. Before being fatally wounded, she was able to draw her weapon and engage many targets in combat. However, they were subsequently apprehended after stealing her gun and fleeing the scene.
Officer Andres Vasquez Lasso, 32, of the Chicago Police Department, was fatally shot while responding to a domestic call of a guy pursuing a lady down the street while brandishing a pistol. His sibling, mother, and wife all still exist.
Kaitie Leising, a 29-year-old deputy for the St. Croix County (WI) sheriff’s office, was fatally shot after 8 minutes of their interaction by a DUI defendant who abruptly opened fire on her. Her wife and 3-month-old kid are the only ones left behind.
Officer Robert Shisler, 27, of Deptford Township (NJ) Police died from gunshot wounds he received after a suspect opened fire on him as they were pursuing the suspect on foot. For about a month, he battled for his life in the hospital.
Josh Owen, a deputy of the Pope County (MN) Sheriff’s Office, was shot and died on his 44th birthday when he and another deputy were on their way to Cyrus, Minnesota, to apprehend a domestic violence suspect. A former member of the Minnesota National Guard, Deputy Owen served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. His wife and children are left behind.
Condolences to Joshua Clouse
Through their social media accounts, several law enforcement agencies expressed their sympathies to Cameron police.
Williamson County Constable Precinct WROTE: ” We are diminished. Sgt. Joshua Clouse of the Cameron Police Department made the ultimate sacrifice for his community. Please join us in praying for his family, blood and blue, and lifting all his loved ones with our prayers.”
Authorities are currently looking into Joshua Clouse’s death circumstances. The news has obviously crushed Joshua Clouse’s family and friends, and the community has been horrified by the tragic loss.
The news of Joshua Clouse’s passing has understandably devastated her family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Joshua Clouse’s loved ones on social media during this difficult period.
We send our sympathies to Joshua Clouse’s family and friends during this difficult time.
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