Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Patrolman Samuel T. Cunningham | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Samuel T. Cunningham

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 19, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # 5454

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/25/1917

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Cunningham was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest in the Inwood section. He was transported to St. Lawrence Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds approximately three weeks later.

The suspect was arrested in New Jersey about six months later. He was a member of the National Guard and had used a weapon stolen from the National Guard Armory to murder Officer Cunningham.

Officer Cunningham was assigned to the 42nd Precinct, the present day 34th Precinct.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 7 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Officer Cunningham is remembered in my family too. His wife was my mother's great aunt Helena, who left Ireland in 1908. Her sister was always reminding the family about Helena. I have wondered how she coped after Samuel's death. I was able to see his badge at the NYPD museum some years ago. I will be thinking of him and of her in June 2017. I know that one of his grandchildren was awarded a Bronze star in Vietnam. There's good stuff in that family still.

S Stack
Family associations only
January 16, 2016


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths