Sheriff Cleve Daugherty

Sheriff Cleve Daugherty

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, July 19, 1933

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Cleve Daugherty

Sheriff Daugherty was shot and killed as he and two other deputies raided an illegal still in Piney Valley. The 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.

Three suspects were arrested and charged with murder. Two were a father and son, ages 60 and 16, and the other a 25-year-old man. On November 8, 1933, the 16-year-old was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. The 25-year-old died in jail a month earlier.

Deputy Daugherty had served as sheriff for 5 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Sheriff Cleve Daugherty will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

April 11, 2018

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