Police Pack Stands to Support Livestock Exhibitor
Izzy Clouse is 15 years old, shows goats, and has an entire police force supporting her. On Sunday morning before her goat show, she was surprised to see almost 50 police officers pack the stands to cheer her on.
“I was really surprised I didn’t know any of it was going to happen,” the Westfield teen said.
Officers from the Westfield Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office showed up to support Izzy before her goat show. The exhibitor’s father, Westfield Police Officer Scott Clouse, died from cancer in 2015 after a three-year battle. The exhibitor’s mother, Amy Clouse, was a dispatcher for the Boone County Sheriff’s Office for more than 20 years before passing away unexpectedly last week
“We are one family and that’s what’s important. We need to stick together because we are our own community and it’s great we have the support from the community,” said Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen
Izzy had qualified for the competition and was at the fairgrounds when she heard about her mother’s death. Despite everything she’s been through, Izzy decided to compete Sunday morning and placed 3rd overall in the competition
“That’s what my mom and dad would want me to do, so I kept showing,” she said.