Trooper Clinton Eugene "Clint" Cunningham

Trooper Clinton Eugene "Clint" Cunningham

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 11, 1979

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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I lived in Owen County and this Trooper used to stop and park in our gravel drive and check traffic.
I talked to him once after coming in from rabbit hunting on our farm.
He was a nice man who loved serving others.
I was 17 when I met him for the first time, I am now almost 59.
Rest In Peace
God Bless those who love and miss you.

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September 19, 2018

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