Guard Julius R. Cummins

Photo of Guard Julius R. Cummins
End of Watch: Thu, Jul 21st, 1949
Date of Incident: Thu, Jul 21st, 1949
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident
Service Time: Not Known
Age: Not Known

Survivors

His wife, two daughters, son, grandson, mother, and sister

Incident

Guard Cummins was killed in an automobile accident near Eddyville while returning to the prison facility from the prison farm.

He and several inmates were taking a load of onions to the prison when the truck they were riding in collided with a vehicle and overturned. Guard Cummins, who was riding in the passenger seat, was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. Nine prisoners also sustained injuries in the crash.

Guard Cummins had served with the Kentucky Department of Corrections for several years.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

Kentucky Department of Corrections Patch
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602
(502) 564-4726

Tributes

There is 1 tribute for Guard Julius R. Cummins.

Left by C.O. (former) Zack Cummins on Friday, January 4th, 2019

RIP from your great grandson, and a former fellow correctional officer at K.S.P. It is my privilege to be a caretaker of your resting place. One of my proudest moments was adding your name to the NLEOMF monument in Washington, D.C. and the KY. Law Enforcement Memorial in Richmond, KY.