Lieutenant Chris Cunningham

Lieutenant Chris Cunningham

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Chris Cunningham

Lieutenant Chris Cunningham died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a confirmed exposure while on duty.

Lieutenant Cunningham was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, and three grandchildren.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 7687
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 2, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Lieutenant Chris Cunningham and the extended law enforcement family of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida.


End of Watch Wednesday, August 5, 2020.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 15, 2020

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