County names Baytown courthouse annex after slain deputy constable

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Harris County commissioners voted Tuesday to name the courthouse annex where Chief Deputy Constable Clint Greenwood was killed in an ambush earlier this month after the longtime lawman.

County Judge Ed Emmett said he expected new signs to be up on the annex at 701 W. Baker Road in Baytown within weeks.

Greenwood was shot to death early in the morning of April 3, moments after pulling into the parking lot of the annex where he worked for the Precinct 3 constable’s office.

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The man identified as Greenwood’s killer, William Kenny, 64, fatally shot himself the next day, though a week passed before investigators were able to positively identify him as the gunman.

Commissioners voted to rename the annex as Greenwood’s family watched at the meeting Tuesday.

“We’re still reading the cards and letters,” said Greenwood’s widow, Leatha Greenwood, fighting back tears. “It’s our intention to thank everyone, one by one, to thank the investigators, some who worked 24-hour-plus shifts to Harris County officials who vowed to seek justice, to the officers that guarded our home and Clint’s body around-the-clock and to the Commissioners Court. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for honoring Clinton Francis Greenwood.”

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Greenwood, 57, spent decades working as a defense attorney, prosecutor and peace officer in Harris County, earning the respect of a wide swath of the local criminal justice community. Before joining the constable’s office, he worked as a major in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office overseeing internal affairs and other offices.

He also worked as a prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office overseeing the Police Integrity Unit and as a reserve deputy for 20 years.

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