Long time Kingston Springs resident Mike Breedlove, who just retired as a TBI Special Agent, wants everyone to know he is seeking the Office of Cheatham County Sheriff in 2014. Mike has been a Criminal Investigator with Tennessee’s premier law enforcement agency for 30 years. He has lived in Cheatham County since becoming a TBI Agent and first served with Sheriff Doris Weakley in 1985. Mike assigned to Cheatham County for over 17 years in charge of several complex investigations.
Mike and his wife, Valarie raised three children in south Cheatham and all graduated from Harpeth High School. He was very involved in various local school activities with their children and many others. He was especially active as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 594, based in Kingston Springs and Pegram. They have two Eagle Scout sons.
Mike wants to take his experience and bring professional leadership to the Sheriff’s Office, which he sees is long overdue. Mike stated, “ Law Enforcement has become more complex with greater expectations placed on Deputies and Investigators. We need to bring the best training and tools any Deputy hopes for. We need a new direction.
Mike wants to address the many issues facing our county, from the lack of drug investigations, the increasing drug overdose deaths, to the numerous civil suits coming out of the jail. Mike is aware of the administrations refusal to properly train their Deputies in first aid, emergency response and basic crime scene investigation. He will build a bridge between the Sheriff’s Office and community involvement.
Mike was born in Nashville and began his career as a Metro Police Officer before being accepted into the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in 1984. He is a graduate of MTSU and the FBI National Academy. Mike looks forward to meeting each citizen in the county in the days ahead.
Mike was elected Sheriff in August 2014 and is currently in his first term. Many challenges are being overcome and the Cheatham Sheriff's Office is well on there way to making the county a safer place to live and visit..
You can follow Mike on Facebook at Breedlove for Sheriff or you can also check Mike out at www.mikebreedlove.com.
About Mike Breedlove
by South Cheatham Advocate
Cheatham County, Tennessee
Founded February 28, 185