Sheriff Chris Davis was born in 1968 here in Waverly, TN at the Nautilus Memorial Hospital. He is the son of Dickie Davis and Tonia Wiles both of Waverly. His grandparents are Daniel D. and Lois Long Davis and Clint “Jack” and Vivian Woods. He has a brother, Danny Davis, and three sisters, Tammy Webb, Rebecca Latimer, and Dana Elrod. Sheriff Davis attended grammar school in Waverly and later was a 1986 graduate of Waverly Central High School.
He went on to attend Murray State University and was a member of the 1986 Ohio Valley Conference Championship Team under the direction of Coach Frank Beamer, where he studied Public Safety and Health. Sheriff Davis later attended Middle Tennessee State University located in Murfreesboro, where he started his studies in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Administration. Although, Sheriff Davis is just a few hours short of his Bachelor’s Degree, he does plan on finishing his work and believes education is very important to his work today and to the goal of the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Davis started his work career with the Humphrey’s Co Sheriff’s Office in 1986 as a dispatcher/jailor working both part time and full time for Sheriff Ronnie Toungette when his studies allowed the opportunity. In 1989 he started with Dickson County Sheriff’s Office and in 1990 was hired as a patrolman for the City of Dickson Police Department and became the youngest officer to be hired by Chief Henry Scott. Also in 1990 married his wife of today Daphne Peek Davis, daughter of Alfred Peek of McEwen and Brenda Silva of Dickson.
During his tour with the Police Department he was assigned to the D.A.R.E. Program where he taught the program in both Dickson and Humphreys County Schools. He was later promoted to the position of Corporal and was responsible for the K-9 Narcotics Detection Dog, was a member of the S.W.A.T. team. In 1993 Sheriff Davis, was assigned to Criminal Investigation Unit via Twenty Third Judicial District Drug Task Force under the care and guidance of the District Attorney General, Dan Alsobrooks, where in 1995 was promoted to the position of Chief Agent. In 1998 Sheriff Davis left the city and went to work for the State of Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission via the Governors Marijuana Eradication Task Force. Sheriff Davis traveled the state in the fight of illegal and controlled substances.
However due to the constant traveling and his love for his small children, David, Daniel and Eran and wife returned to employment at the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Tom Wall. Sheriff Davis again was allowed to work in the area he loved and was assigned to the Vice Narcotics Unit he also became a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team. Sheriff Davis remained in this status both teaching and in drug enforcement until elected Humphreys County Sheriff in 2006 at the age of 37. Sheriff Davis has attended many schools through out his career and not only has taught the D.A.R.E. programs but has been involved in education of many officers through the years as well. He furthermore continues in being involved with his community as volunteer coach in both youth baseball and football programs with his children and has done so for over 15yrs.
As Sheriff I am very dedicated to my job and to the people of our county. I believe in being involved with all aspects of our community. Helping our elderly, setting a good example and being involved with our youth because they are the future. I believe in keeping priorities (God, Family, Career, and then ourselves) in check. I feel these things however simple has allowed me, not only a wonderful family but a fabulous and exciting career.
~Chris Davis, Sheriff of Humphreys County