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Trooper Jerome Scott Clifton | Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper

Jerome Scott Clifton

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 1, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 475

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/16/1980

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Deceased

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Trooper Jerome Clifton succumbed to a gunshot wound of the leg that he received two weeks earlier while attempting to rescue hostages from a crazed gunman.

The suspect was sentenced to prison but had the conviction overturned. During a second trial he was sentenced to 20 years and released due to time served. The man died from illness in 2004.

Trooper Clifton had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Butch was a great man he was my mothers Anna Sue Nelson cousin I remember when I was young he would let me play in his police cruiser sad to know the suspect only got 10 years for his

Tim Gooch
January 3, 2016

 

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