Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Guard Julius R. Cummins

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, July 21, 1949

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Reflections for Guard Julius R. Cummins

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

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 21, 2020

This is my great- grandfather. I have been working at KSP for 5 years now. I often think of him. Realizing the dedication it takes to walk through those gates daily. I will never forget your sacrifices and, ultimately, your life to serve Kentucky, a job most would or couldn’t do. With me being “a girl” not sure how you would feel about me working at KSP. I will continue to bring honor to you everyday. Thank you

Mary Wilson
Great grandfather

May 29, 2020

RIP from your great grandson, and a former fellow correctional officer at K.S.P. It is my privilege to be a caretaker of your resting place. One of my proudest moments was adding your name to the NLEOMF monument in Washington, D.C. and the KY. Law Enforcement Memorial in Richmond, KY. in 2010, and being present for their dedications.

Correctional Officer (former)
Great Grandson

January 4, 2019

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

On May 13th 2010. Officer Cummins will be memoralized at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Candlelight Vigil. I will be attending the memorial service as one of the represenatives of the Kentucky Department of Corrections. I consider this a great honor. To the family of Officer Cummins: His service to the Kentucky Department of Corrections will not be forgotten, may he rest in peace.

Correctional Officer Tommy Campbell
Kentucky Department of Corrections

April 2, 2010

I'm proud to say my great-grandfather Julius Cummins has been nominated by the Ky. DOC for inclusion on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in D.C., sixty years after the end of his watch. RIP grandfather!

C.O. Zack Cummins
Kentucky State Penitentiary

October 16, 2009

Officer Cummins,
It has taken 60 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 24, 2009

God bless you Julius. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten by a thankful Commonwealth.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother...
Montgomery Co. Ohio

June 25, 2009

C.O. Cummins, thank you fo ryour service and dedication. It saddens me to see that your own Department has apparantly forgotten your ultimate sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

June 18, 2009

Thank You sir. You are not forgotten. Rest In Peace knowing that good Men like you great grandson has the Watch covered.

Lt Amborn

June 15, 2009

In memory of my great grandfather, C.O. Julius R Cummins, served at Kentucky State Penitentiary 1945-1949. I see his name on a memorial at the KSP front gate every day I report for duty. His service and memory are an inspiration to me.

Correctional Officer Zack Cummins
great-grandson, KY DOC

June 10, 2009

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