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Lieutenant Floyd Cheeks | Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky


Floyd Cheeks

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 27, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Lieutenant Floyd Cheeks was shot and killed while serving an emergency protective order sought by a woman against her half-brother. Lieutenant Cheeks and his partner went to the location after receiving an anonymous tip. He went to the rear of the house and his partner stayed at the front. Lieutenant Cheeks was shot once in the left side with a 9 mm round, about five inches below the armpit, and the bullet exited through his right side.

The brother of the man named in the order was charged with his murder. In 2002 the suspect was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 to 20 years.

Lieutenant Cheeks was survived by his wife, son, and daughter. He was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant.

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I grew up with Floyd in the East End and went to Elementary thru High school together. He was a great friend of mine. We played football and basketball together growing up together. A really great person and friend

Charles Tutt
December 30, 2011


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