Trooper Clinton Eugene "Clint" Cunningham

Trooper Clinton Eugene "Clint" Cunningham

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 11, 1979

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Clinton Eugene "Clint" Cunningham

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Trooper Cunningham,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 11, 2019

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