Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Floyd Cheeks

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 27, 1993

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Reflections for Lieutenant Floyd Cheeks

If it is some comfort, courts found there was some miscalculation in his sentence when he was released in 2008. Because of this he served another 3 years before being released again in 2011, which meant he did 90% or 18 years of a 20 year sentence.


July 29, 2017

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



November 15, 2011

No matter how many years that you have been gone, the memories stay.....miss you so much more than words can say. So many family join you now, grandma, Kirk, Dee Dee, Jessie, Ricky and Roxie. I miss and love you so much and no sentence could have ever been strong enough for the person that killed you, sorry I just can't bring myself to call him a man. You are forever in my mind, heart and soul.

Stacey Morgan

October 26, 2011

I worked with Floyd for many years and was one of his partners during the summer months when school was not in session (I was a DARE Officer during school). He was a great officer and always had a wonderful sense of humor.
He loved his family and cared deeply about his friends.
I will always remember the good times he, Joe and I had together, especially when we had to do evictions. He will never be forgotten!

Lt. Tami McGowen

February 25, 2011

Floyd......I miss the evenings in the boxing gym @28th & Main watching you dance all over the ring.......floyd was a excellent boxer....i spent many long nights in the same gym..God Bless You Brother!!!

Ofc C Hockenbury
Louisville Metro Police

February 20, 2008

My Dear Friend,

It is hard to believe that 14 years have past since we lost you. You were and are a hero to all of us who knew and loved you. Our prayers stay with Terri and your children. May they always remember what a blessing they had in you.

Roberta Falkenstein Steutermann

October 30, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 29, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

Floyd,I'm proud to say that you was my brother in law and an officer of the law.I'm glad you made something of your self the way you said you would. I"M so sorry we lost you the way we did.If anyone reads this floyd wanted to be a police officer when he was about 13 years old and he meat his wife few years later then they got married.and he work his way throuht school and he finally became an officer his dream. floyd we love you and miss you.WE LOVE YOUR FAMILY

Diane Voirol
X Sister In-Law

April 19, 2006

Floyd we are never gonna forget you. You was a HERO and you will always live on in all of our hearts..WE LOVE YOU Floyd..REST IN PEACE!

Nick Ford

March 28, 2006

To Lt. Floyd Cheeks, his loved ones and friends, and fellow officers:

On this the twelth anniversary of your brutal murder, please know that your valor, bravery and dedication to your job is remembered.

I regret that the judicial system did not render the justice that you and your family deserved.

I hope that your family continues to be supported and cared for by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Lt. Cheeks gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 27, 1993.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

October 27, 2005

It's hard to believe that it's been 12 years. You are missed.

"A Hero never dies..."

Rest in peace, brother.

Detective Tom Bell
Georgetown, Ky. Police

October 27, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

October 27, 2004

The sentence your killer received is very sad buy he will receive the maximum penalty from God. You died a hero and will not be forgotten.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 15, 2004

Warrior and Hero!!

April 13, 2004

“For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know”

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