Patrolman
Marion F. Cunningham
Lawrenceburg Police Department
Tuesday, September 20, 1938

Age: 43
Served: 3 years
Badge #:
Panel 19W, Line 20
Panel L17, Line 4

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, September 18, 1938

Incident to Death Duration:
2 days
Incident Location:
200 block of West Eads Parkway (U.S. 50), Lawrenceburg
Incident County:
Dearborn
Incident Township:
Lawrenceburg
Weapon Used:
Handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to life
Burial Place:
Greendale Cemetery, Greendale

   Patrolman Marion Cunningham was shot and killed by an intoxicated suspect whom he encountered earlier in the evening. He took the man home and informed him he would be arrested if he was seen again.

   As he continued his patrol he encountered the subject sitting on the steps of Fire Company #2. As he approached, the man suddenly pulled a handgun and opened fire. Patrolman Cunningham was taken to Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he died two days later.

   The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

   Patrolman Cunningham was survived by his wife.

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United States Army
World War I



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