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Patrolman John Cummings | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Patrolman

John Cummings

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, September 10, 1875

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 9/9/1875

Weapon: Person

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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We honor you today on the anniversary of your death. Your memory lives on. Thank you for your service.

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Tampa
September 10, 2013

 

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