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ARPBA Scholarship Recipient Chloe Weathers


By Katharine Jefcoats


Many students look to their teachers as courageous mentors.


Chloe Weathers will no doubt bring that to her classroom once she graduates from University of the Ozarks and joins academia. She credits her dad for setting a good example.


Chloe Weathers


“Being the child of a police officer has helped me become a better person,” said Weathers. “I have looked up to my dad since I was young. I have always been proud to be the daughter of such a selfless and courageous man. He has been such an amazing role model over the years and I am a better person because of his example.”


As a daughter of a law enforcement officer and PBA member, Weathers applied for and won a scholarship from the Police Benevolent Foundation. Her father, Kevin W. Weathers, spent 30 years in law enforcement.


“I have held various ranks during my 30 years in law enforcement -- patrolman, senior patrolman, sergeant, detective sergeant, captain and chief,” he said. “I retired on June 30, 2021, and returned to work as an auxiliary policeman on July 1, 2021.”


Weathers works at Clarksville Police Department, in the same town where his daughter attends college.


Chloe Weathers and her dad, auxiliary Officer Kevin Weathers


Chloe Weathers said the scholarship will help with finances.


“I was honored to be chosen to receive this scholarship,” she said. “It has also made me feel more financially secure by reducing the financial burden of college. This scholarship has given me financial support, which has helped me pay for my education and pursue my goal of graduating and becoming a teacher.”


Officer Weathers was encouraged to pursue a law enforcement career through several friends who were already officers. He said he enjoys the challenge of each day.


“What I enjoy most about law enforcement is the diversity of the workload,” he said. “You never know what the next call is going to be.”


In addition to seeking a teaching degree, Chloe Weathers plans to coach athletics. Her dad said she has the perfect background.


“I am very proud of my daughter, Chloe,” he said. “She has always worked very hard to accomplish her goals. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA since she began kindergarten. She has earned multiple All-State honors in cross-country, swim, and track. She has continued to maintain this work ethic in college where she was named Freshman of the Year in track. She spends her summers coaching for the Clarksville Sea Dragon swim team and lifeguarding.”


Chloe Weathers receives her scholarship check from ARPBA River Valley Chapter President Jamie Gray.  Also pictured is Chloe’s dad, Kevin Weathers.

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