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Charles F. Cummins
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1897, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1940
District Of Columbia, USA

Sergeant Charles F. Cummins was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: June 12, 1940
Rank: Sergeant
Age: 43
Years of Service: 18
Marital Status: Married
Children: One daughter
Location of Death: 1700 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

Sergeant Cummins of 216 11th Street NE, was involved in an argument with Officer Otho Levelle Blackwell of 3017 Central Avenue NE, inside a restroom at the Twelfth Precinct Station house when Officer Blackwell, 39, drew his .38 caliber service revolver and shot Sergeant Cummins in the head, killing him instantly. Officer Blackwell then shot himself in the head, and later died at Casualty Hospital. Officer Blackwell, was interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Officer Blackwell was survived by his wife, and two sons.

Sergeant Cummins was survived by his wife, Nina, his parents, Charles F. Sr., Edith, and his daughter, Charlene, eleven years old.

His funeral was held at Hysong's Funeral Home, 1300 N Street NW on Friday, June 14, 1940. Sergeant Cummins was interred at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon, Virginia.

Name: Charlene F Cummins
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Tract 81, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 9, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 10
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birthplace: New York
Birth Year (Estimated): 1930
Last Place of Residence: Same House
District: 1-350
Family Number: 97
Sheet Number and Letter: 5A
Line Number: 9
Affiliate Publication Number: T627
Affiliate Film Number: 565
Digital Folder Number: 005461950
Image Number: 00151
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Charles F Cummins M 43 Virginia
Wife Nina L Cummins F 43 Virginia
Daughter Charlene F Cummins F 10 New York

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Apr 2014), Charlene F Cummins in household of Charles F Cummins, Tract 81, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 9, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-350, sheet 5A, family 97, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 565.

In August 1948, Nina and her daughter, Charlene would take a cruise aboard the Evageline to Bermuda and Nassau for 8 days.

On March 19, 1949, Charlene would marry Armando Medina, in Washington, DC. Charlene lived at 1421 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Family links: 
  Charles F. Cummins (1868 - 1951)
  Edith S. Cummins (1874 - 1957)
  Nina L. Cummins (1893 - 1983)
  Charles F. Cummins (1897 - 1940)
  Wallace D. Cummins (1905 - 1988)**
*Calculated relationship
Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Dec 18, 2006
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- John Rentz
 Added: Mar. 7, 2016
Sergeant Cummins was a Police Officer with the Washington D. C. Metropolitan Police Dept. He was shot and killed by a enraged fellow officer who had been reprimanded for being late for a crossing guard assignment.
- GJ
 Added: Aug. 13, 2010

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