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Trooper Clinton Eugene Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

Trooper

Clinton Eugene "Clint" Cunningham

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, February 11, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to 99 years

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Trooper Cunningham was shot and killed in an ambush in Franklin County. He was shot in the back while investigating a false report of a burglary at a grocery store. The suspect was arrested at his home a short time later.

The 20 year-old suspect was convicted of Trooper Cunningham's murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

Trooper Cunningham had been with the agency for two years.

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Thank you for your dedicated and loyal service to others. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
February 11, 2013

 

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