Name: Joshua Drew Mourton
Branch: Law Enforcement | Greenwood Police Dept
DoB - DoD: April 27, 1982 - April 7, 2021
Plaque Recipient: Wife
Joshua Drew Mourton, 38, of Greenwood, was born on April 27, 1982, and passed away on April 7, 2021. He was born on April 27, 1982. Josh grew up in Waldron, Arkansas, with his sister. He attended Westark College and Southern Arkansas University before receiving his Associates of Professional Studies in May 2015. Josh started his law enforcement career by first being employed as a jailer/dispatcher for the Scott County Sheriff Department in 2001. He eventually became a deputy in 2004. Then, five years later, he began working with Greenwood Police Department in 2012 and served as a patrolman there; he became an investigator and school resource officer in 2016 for the Greenwood Schools.
Josh married the love of his life, Ashley, in June 2005, and they celebrated almost 16 years of marriage together. Josh and Ashley enjoyed many outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, playing ball, and more. They had two sons - Griffin and Coltyn; Josh adored his boys and loved telling others about them. Josh was a law enforcement officer with a passion for service and community-mindedness. He spent his work hours caring deeply about people, was always willing to help out those in need, and never complained.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jim and Melba Mourton, and grandfather, Kenneth Edmoundson. He is survived by his wife, Ashley Mourton, and two sons, Griffin and Coltyn Mourton; his parents, Steve and Denise of Waldron; his sister, Mandy Foster, and husband, Jon of Hackett; grandmother, JoAnne Edmoundson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roger and Jana Holcomb of Parks; sister-in-law, Brittanie Alley, and husband, Dean of Mississippi; brother-in-law, Brandon Holcomb, and wife, Cindy of Waldron; brother-in-law, Camdon of Parks; nieces and nephews, Shayla and Hayden Foster, Elizabeth, Anna, Jessilyn and Jacob Alley and Brayden Holcomb; along with aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.