Officer Robert V. Cummins

Officer Robert V. Cummins

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, September 7, 1936

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Robert V. Cummins

Officer Robert Cummins was killed in a motorcycle accident in Phoenix, Arizona while escorting an American Legion convention parade.

While returning to Tucson, his police motorcycle skidded on loose gravel at Van Buren and 16th Streets. He was knocked to the ground and received serious head injuries. He succumbed to his injuries three days later.

Officer Cummings was a United States Army World War I veteran who served with the Tucson Police Department for one year and previously served with the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection for nine years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, September 4, 1936


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Theft report of Officer Cummins memorial plaque was taken on 1/25/23. Phoenix Police report number 2023-124741.

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Phoenix Police

January 25, 2023

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