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Corrections Sergeant Edward T. Cunningham

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 13, 1971

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Reflections for Corrections Sergeant Edward T. Cunningham

Sgt. Cunningham,
50 years after your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific fighting the Japanese during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 25, 2021

On this 49th anniversary of your heroic and untimely departure I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection left for you, that you are always remembered by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

September 13, 2020

I'm always amazed at when the topic of a biased and broken justice system comes up but it is never talked about from the view that the victims and their families are the ones who suffer from that broken system. If the argument is to be made that the justice system is broken, this is a clear cut example of that brokenness. Seven Correctional Officers dead, not only no charges for the suspect, one of several who were responsible, but a pardon and release from prison which leads to two police officers being shot and killed by the same suspect. Two trials resulting in a hung jury followed by a third trial which lead to an acquittal for the murder of two New York Police Officers, which leads to yet another murder in 1984. A conviction and sentence of 107 years in prison for that murder then leads to a parole in 2009, and somehow our justice system is broken but only because it is biased and unfair to the criminals.

To you sir and the several other brave men who sacrificed and left their families far too soon and far too young, we say THANK YOU, and know that you will never, ever be forgotten. Your assailants will surely face a higher court and form of justice at a later time in a different place. Rest in peace always!!!

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

July 1, 2020

Rest in peace Corrections Sergeant Cunningham. A real hero, to leave a widow and eight children behind. God has your soul basking in boldness up above.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 13, 2017

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

October 9, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

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

May 11, 2013

I worked with your sons in different facilities during my carreer in New York State Corrections. Your sons and grandsons were and still very good officers and supervisors. I know that your are smiling in heaven knowing your sons and grandson have honored your memory. I wish I could have worked with you, but if your sons and grandson are a reflection of you you were a very good man. May the Lord bless you and your family.

Nicholas Catino, Jr./Retired Counselor

July 6, 2012

rest in peace my brother

Parole Officer Corey E. Burke
New York State Division of Parole

April 25, 2012

god bless you

pc 4125 johnston
british transport police

February 11, 2012

Sorry I can't be there today grandpa. I'm sure you'd be proud of me. I will be looking to find out who did the crimes while you watched over them. I'm on the law's side. Anyway, I miss you. <3

Heidi Cunningham

September 13, 2011

Thank you Sgt. Cunningham for your courage, dedication to duty, service and sacrifice. You are a true hero Sir.

Sgt. T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA

February 25, 2011

I said a little prayer today for Corrections Sergeant Cunningham and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 4, 2009

You are never forgotten!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 13, 2007

Thank you for your service. Always remembered.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 13, 2006

Edward T Cunningham would be proud to know that to this date he now has two grandsons who have followed in his (and their fathers) footsteps as well, both into the New York State Department Of Correctional Services.March,2006

Laurie B Cunningham
Daughter -InLaw

May 6, 2006

Sgt.Cunningham was 52 at the time of his death, the dept.He was a WW-2 Army vet that fought in the Pacific,He recieved a purple heart,bronze star,and various other medals.He has 4-sons that followed his line of work.I am one of them."Never forgotten,allways there"

Ret.C.O.Tom Cunningham
NYDOCS-Attica Prison

September 17, 2005

God bless you sir. You died a hero. Another brother in arms. Rest easy as we continue for you

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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