Trooper Jerome Scott Clifton

Photo of Trooper Jerome Scott Clifton
End of Watch: Wed, Oct 1st, 1980
Date of Incident: Tue, Sep 16th, 1980
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 9 years
Age: 30


His wife and two daughters


Trooper Clifton recieved a gunshot wound to the leg while attempting to rescue hostages from a gunman in Pike County. Trooper Clifton died two weeks later from the injury.

The suspect was convicted and sentenced to two years originally but it was overturned. He was sentenced to 20 years in a second trial, however, he was released for time served. In 2004 the man died from an illness.


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