Guard Julius R. Cummins

Guard Julius R. Cummins

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, July 21, 1949

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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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RIP, great-grandfather. It's approaching the 72nd anniversary of your End of Watch. I once made the rounds on some of the same walks you did in the 1940s. I will never forget, and neither will my children, your great great grandchildren.

Former C.O. Zack Cummins
Kentucky Department of Corrections

July 11, 2021

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