Patrolman John Cummings

Photo of Patrolman John Cummings
End of Watch: Fri, Sep 10th, 1875
Date of Incident: Thu, Sep 9th, 1875
Cause of Death: Assault
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 38


Patrolman Cummings succumbed to injuries received the previous day when he was beaten by two men he was attempting to arrest. He had responded to a bar at Morgan and Jefferson Street over a dispute of a bar tab. When he entered the two men began to beat him with a club and kick him. After the assault he was taken to his home where his condition deteriorated, causing his death the next day. The two suspects were apprehended and held for trial.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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