Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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KSP Post 7 - KSP Honoring Fallen Troopers
Date of News Release: 05/13/2014
(Richmond, KY) - In commemoration of National Police Officers Memorial Week, the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, will honor two troopers that died in the line of duty during memorial services in Richmond on Friday, May 16, 2014.
The ceremony for fallen Trooper William E. Tevis will be conducted at the Richmond Cemetery located at 606 East Main Street in Richmond at 9:00 a.m. EST. Trooper William E. Tevis, age 31, was fatally shot May 26, 1963, while assisting another trooper with the arrest of a suspected drunk driver. He was assigned to Post 11 London and had served with the Kentucky State Police for four years. He is buried at Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 461 in Pulaski County has been designated the Trooper William E. Tevis Memorial Highway.
The ceremony for fallen Trooper Clinton E. Cunningham will be conducted at the Madison County Memorial Garden Cemetery located at 210 West Rice Lane, just off of US 25 South in Richmond at 10:30 a.m. EST. Trooper Clinton E. Cunningham, age 29, died Feb. 11, 1979, after being ambushed in Franklin County. He was shot in the back while investigating a false report of a break-in at a store on US 127 north of Frankfort. The perpetrator was caught and prosecuted. Trooper Cunningham was assigned to Post 12 Frankfort and had served with the Kentucky State Police for three years. He is buried at Memorial Gardens in Richmond, Ky. In honor of his service and sacrifice, KY 1986 in Madison County has been designated the Trooper Clinton Cunningham Memorial Highway.
***Media welcome to attend.