Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Chris Cunningham

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Reflections for Lieutenant Chris Cunningham

Rest in peace hero.


August 18, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

August 18, 2020

God bless you Lieutenant Chris Cunningham! Thank you for your 22 years of service with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and for your service with the United States Navy. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

August 18, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper

August 18, 2020

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

August 18, 2020

R.I.P Lieutenant Chris Cunningham

Brian Molyneaux

August 18, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 18, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

August 18, 2020

My sincerest condolences for our Hero, Lieutenant C. Cunningham family , friends and co workers.
These are really difficult times. Many of us has lost loved one to this pandemic. I must include myself as well and as of now my baby brother in Florida has the symptoms. We are aware that these are signs of the last days. Were living in the midst of the bad prophecies but at the same time just like these prophecies must happen so are all the other good prophecies to come must happen. Please read Joshua 23:14.

For example, The Model Prayer Matthews 6:10 "Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven." We ask for a change of Kingdom or Government and the will of our LORD be done here on earth as it in heaven. So, how will life be when his will be done here on earth? What benefits will come with this new Kingdom? The Bible paint us beautiful pictures .
Please consult the following with your Bible:
* Apocalypse 21: "3. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Did you noticed, God will be with men and no more death. Where will all of this take place? Here on earth. For there are no men or humans living in heaven. So what other conditions can we look forward to see?
* Peaceful people and neighbors Psalms 37:11, 29; Isaias 25:8 Death will be eliminated,
* Isaias 65: 21,22 All residents as in the Lords Model Prayer thy will on Earth, we will construct our homes, plant vineyards and fruits,
* Isaias 35: 5,6 all types of sicknesses will be cured, desserts will flourish.

The most wonderful experience will be to share with our love ones that has past away. During the first century christians called this act miracle the resurrection, it was part of their faith and was taught to all disciples.

Please read what at least two of the apostles and Jesus said: Acts 24:15 (Paul), John 5:28,29(John); John 11: 20-27(Jesus and Martha Lazarus Sister). There are more prove that the resurrection will take place here on earth and will be sooner that we expect. God is never late. For more updated info please visit us at .
Sincerely, Angelo

Estrella, A
US Navy, Disabled Veteran

August 18, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 18, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Lieutenant Chris Cunningham. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of theJacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 18, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Lieutenant Chris Cunningham. Please know we are eternally grateful for Chris’ service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Lieutenant Cunningham, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Jacksonville, Florida for Chris’ partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Lieutenant Cunningham’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

August 18, 2020


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

August 18, 2020

God bless and keep your family together after your loss. Lieutenant Cunningham May you forever Rest In Peace of a merciful Lord and Savior.

Kay Turner

August 18, 2020

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

August 18, 2020

I'm praying that God comforts his family and I'm praying that God will protect my brothers and sisters as they put their lives on the line each and every day.

Joseph A. Butts
Retired Putnam County Deputy

August 18, 2020

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Cunningham. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

August 18, 2020

Cunningham family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Lt. Cunningham thank you for your service to your Country, Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Ret.Res.Sgt Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Police Department

August 18, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 18, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill

August 18, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill

August 18, 2020

RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 18, 2020

RIP from Florida State FOP

President Bobby Jenkins
Florida State FOP Lodge

August 18, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

Citizen Anonymous Anonymous

August 18, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

August 18, 2020

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