Sweetwater is home to Eddie Byrum. After graduating from Sweetwater High School, Eddie began his law enforcement career by working his way up through various positions from patrol, to the first full-time resource officer assigned to Sweetwater High, and now serves his community as the city’s Chief of Police. His career has led him to become an instructor at Cleveland State’s Law Enforcement Training Academy. He is also a member of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and serves on Cleveland State’s CSCC Law enforcement Advisory Council.
Beyond protecting and serving in his community in the law enforcement capacity, Eddie has coached several youth sports, including football, basketball, and baseball. He has served on Sweetwater Quarterback Club, the Monroe County Prevention and Wellness Coalition, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge board, the State of Tennessee 10th Judicial Drug Task Force board, the original Tennessee Meth Task Force board, and as the chairman of the Monroe County E911 board.
Eddie feels this region is blessed to have “great community support and willingness of people to volunteer.” Because of this, Eddie said our region exemplifies the definition of the “Volunteer State.”
Eddie, his wife, Laura, and their son, Bailey, attend Fairview Baptist Tabernacle Church. Through his church, Eddie has served as a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher.