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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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This was my Great-Grandfather. His death left my Grandmother an orphan as her Mother died of cancer when she was very small. I wish people understood that it's not just the police officer that dies or makes those sacrifices. The entire family does, the survivors do. My Grandmother passed the pain of this loss to her kids, and theirs. BLUE LIVES MATTER FOREVER. It made me cry like a little kid at 47 to see his life recognized by his family that actually gets this so long after he AND his daughter have left this world. Thank you. You see him and I see you. You matter to me.

Jana Peterson
Great Grand Daughter

July 14, 2021

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