The Sheriff before Death is an unnamed and unseen character in CliffSide.
The former sheriff never physically appeared and was only mentioned by Cordie, who asked Jo to what happened to the sheriff before Death. Jo nonchalantly claims that the sheriff got shot by bandits and the culprit was never caught.
- There are many proofs that he was shot by Waylon for example:
- Waylon told Cordie that "he once shot Sheriff just cuz he was grumpy from shooting sheriffs all day"
- The Pinecone play.
- The fact that he possessed sheriff's star.