Sheriff Cleveland Olen Weathers

Sheriff Cleveland Olen Weathers

Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, January 12, 1943

Add to My Heroes

Cleveland Olen Weathers

Sheriff "Cleve" Weathers was killed when he was stabbed five times in the chest by an inmate in the county jail in Lawrenceburg as he attempted to break up a fight.

The 18-year-old inmate was convicted of the murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. He was paroled in 1973 and died in 1996.

Sheriff Weathers was serving his third term as sheriff when he was murdered. He was survived by his wife, parents, two sisters, and four brothers.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Paroled in 1973

Most Recent Reflection

View all 9 Reflections

Thank you for your service Sheriff Weathers. Rest in peace dear cousin.
God bless our men and women who serve in law enforcement.

Regina Grisham Sass

July 29, 2016

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.