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Trooper Clinton Eugene Cunningham

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 11, 1979

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Reflections for Trooper Clinton Eugene Cunningham

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

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 11, 2021

Rest in peace Trooper Cunningham.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 16, 2020

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

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.

US Army

September 19, 2018

Thank you for your dedicated and loyal service to others. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 11, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 11, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect.and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 11, 2012

30 years ago today you were taken from us. The old Troops still tell stories about the old days and how much fun we had and how much we miss you. The Cunningham Bass Tournament is still going strong. You will not be forgotten.

U/733 (Ret)

February 11, 2009

Rest in Peace brother Trooper. God bless you and your family, you were taken too soon.

Texas State Trooper

February 11, 2008



February 8, 2008

I heard of your senseless death at In Service this year. Your sacrifice is remembered by everyone in this fine agency.


November 27, 2007

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 29, 2007

May God continue you to grant you eternal peace, and bring peace and comfort to your loved ones.

January 19, 2005

rest in peace trooper

May 6, 2004

Thank you Trooper! 24 years later your sacrifice has not been forgotten. Rest in peace.

November 24, 2003

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