Constable Charles Cummins

Constable Charles Cummins

Shasta County Constable's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 4, 1902

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Charles Cummins

Constable Charles Cummins was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man who had fired a rifle at two men and a dog.

As Constable Cummins approached the man, he raised the rifle and fatally shot the constable.

On December 5, 1902, the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years. He was released on March 10, 1918.

Constable Cummins was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

alcohol violation, arrest attempt

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Constable Cummins,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shasta County.


United States Border Patrol

June 4, 2022

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