Texas Department of Public Safety Honor Guard perform the flag folding at Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett.
Captain Cleburn A. Swilley Laid to Rest, LEGGETT, April 14, 2013 - One of Polk County's best law men, Captain Cleburn A. Swilley, Sr. was laid to rest on April 13, 2013. Swilley died of natural causes ending a bout with cancer. Cleburn Swilley had a friendly demeanor, he was down to earth, and exhibited a spirit of humility. These qualities made Swilley a very liked and respected man by those who came in contact with him. Swilley was a US Army veteran and following a successful Army enlistment, Swilley, called to serve, served a 30 plus year career in law enforcement. His last 24 years was with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Many law enforcement personnel from Polk County and surrounding areas came to pay their respects, and help conduct a beautiful funeral. Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Officers from Livingston Police Department, Constables, State Troopers and DPS Honor Guard ensured that Swilley had a first class military / police funeral and Interment. Swilley was laid to rest at Jones Prairie Cemetery in Leggett.
Cleburn A. Swilley, Sr. was born on March 3, 1945 in Livingston and left this life on April 8, 2013 in Livingston. His funeral was held at Central Baptist Church in Livingston and arranged by Cochran Funeral Home. The service was presided over by Rev. Harold Isaacs and Pastor Mike Meadows.
Cleburn Swilley was one of Polk County's most liked law men.
Family, friends, and law enforcement personnel gather at Central Baptist prior to the start of the funeral.
Cleburn and wife, Donna
"No one shall assault me without punishment".
Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack, consoles Donna Swilley as he presented her with a Texas flag that draped her late husband's casket.
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