Newtown Township Police Department File Photo
Newtown Township Police Department File Photo

Officers throughout Delaware County, Pennsylvania are mourning the loss of a highly decorated police officer Monday.

Sergeant Clinton Cunningham of the Newtown Township Police Department died after suffering from a brain hemorrhage while off duty.

“We regret to announce the sudden death of one of our own, Sergeant Clinton Cunningham,” Newtown Township Police Department wrote on Facebook Monday evening. “Sgt. Cunningham suffered a brain hemorrhage off-duty while working out.”

A 5-year veteran of the Newtown Township Police Department and 10-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, Cunningham spent his life helping others and protecting those of all walks of life.

He was recognized by the department as Officer of the Year last week.

“We ask that you keep his family, including his wife and four young children in your prayers,” Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #27 wrote on Facebook.

Arrangements will be forthcoming.