Lieutenant Floyd Wayne Cheeks

Photo of Lieutenant Floyd Wayne Cheeks
End of Watch: Wed, Oct 27th, 1993
Date of Incident: Wed, Oct 27th, 1993
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 11 years
Age: 37


His wife, son and daughter


Lieutenant Cheeks went to a residence to serve an domestic violence related emergency protective order. The Dept had received a call earlier from someone saying that he was the person the order was on and that he was there to receive it.

When Lieutenant Cheeks knocked on the door, someone opened it and immediately shot him.

The person who shot Lieutenant Cheeks was the brother of the person named in the order and is the one who had made the call.

Lieutenant Cheeks was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant.


Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Patch
531 Court Place
Suite 604
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 574-5400


There are 6 tributes for Lieutenant Floyd Wayne Cheeks.

Left by Officer on Friday, February 15th, 2008

Floyd's boxing name was Pretty boy floyd..........he was a good on his feet and quick hands.....I used to workout in the same boxing gym at 28th and main in the basement on the vfw......floyd is missed very much.....god bless