Trooper Jerome Scott Clifton

Trooper Jerome Scott Clifton

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 1, 1980

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Jerome Scott Clifton

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.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 475

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 16, 1980
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

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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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