Guard Julius R. Cummins

Guard Julius R. Cummins

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, July 21, 1949

Julius R. Cummins

Guard Julius 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. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, son, grandson, mother, and sister.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 14, 2013

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