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Memorial to Charles F. Cummins

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: June 12, 1940
Rank: Sergeant
Age: 43
Years of Service: 18
Marital Status: Married
Children: One
Location of Death: 1700 Rhode Island Avenue, NE


Sergeant Cummins was involved in an argument with Officer Blackwell inside a restroom when Officer Blackwell drew his .38 caliber service revolver and shot Sergeant Cummins in the head, killing him instantly.


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