Sheriff Cleve Daugherty

Sheriff Cleve Daugherty

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, July 19, 1933

Cleve Daugherty

Sheriff Daugherty was shot and killed as he and two other deputies raided an illegal still in Piney Valley. They three lawmen had staked out the still and, when they observed several people approaching, attempted to arrest them. After identifying themselves one of the subjects opened fire with a shotgun, killing Sheriff Daugherty.

Deputy Daugherty had served as sheriff for 5 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Growing up my father and his father never allowed us to forget who our Great Great Grandfather, the mighty Sheriff Deputy who lost his life doing a brave and honorable duty. For so long I have tried to locate you, and now everything I have worked so hard to find has now been pouring out. I'm sure you're looking down and finally feel it is time to reveal, as if you've been watching my hard, stubborn, yet honorable work I've done to get this far.

I read these stories of you and I now one day, we will meet and I hope heaven has enough time for me to hear all these stories about you and our family. Plus, we can speak of your Great Great Great Grandson (my youngest son), whom is almost a spinning reflection of you.

Daughter of Ken J. Daugherty, Jr; Who's the son of Ken J. Daugherty, Sr.; Who's the son of Joe C. Daugherty; Who's the son of Cleve Daugherty.

Kandice Michelle Daugherty Kayik
Great Great Grand Daughter

October 17, 2017

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