Patrolman John Davenport Cunningham

Patrolman John Davenport Cunningham

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, June 1, 1933

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John Davenport Cunningham

Patrolman John Cunningham was killed in a motorcycle crash on Woodruff Highway while on patrol in Spartanburg County.

He was taken to a local hospital by two citizens and underwent emergency surgery before succumbing to his injuries.

Patrolman Cunningham had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for over 2.5 years. He was survived by his wife, 7-month-old son, parents, four sisters, and three brothers.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years, 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle crash, routine driving

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You were the first in our family to give your life while on duty but unfortunately not the last. I am one of your distant relatives on the Cunningham side. So many in our family have served not only in the Police Dept. but EMS,Military and Fire Dept. Our family has a rich heritage in serving. Now another sacrifice on 7/26/23 with my son-in-law Lt Michael Wood.You are not forgotten.

Karen A Hughes
family member

August 14, 2023

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