Trooper Clinton Eugene Cunningham

Trooper Clinton Eugene Cunningham

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 11, 1979

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Clinton Eugene Cunningham

Trooper Clint Cunningham was shot and killed in an ambush in Franklin County.

Trooper Cunningham 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 Kentucky State Police for three years and had previously served with the Lexington Police Department and the Richmond Police Department. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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Rest in peace, Trooper Clinton E. Cunningham. Thank you for your honorable service. Continued condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Heavenly, father, please hear our prayers.

Backing the Blue

February 11, 2022

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