Sergeant Richard F. Cummings #101

Name: Cummings, Richard F.
Star: 101
Rank: Sergeant
District / Unit: Town Hall Station
End of Watch: 01-May-1905
Incident Details: Sergeant Richard Cummings, 42, was assigned to the Town Hall Station.

On April 27, 1905, Sergeant Cummings was in command of a detail guarding a Montgomery Ward & Co. caravan of wagons against striking teamsters.  Sergeant Cummings was struck and mortally wounded by a bus driven by John Ceresa near Dearborn Street and Washington Street.  The sergeant was pulled from underneath and transported to Alexian Brothers Hospital where he died on May 1, 1905.

A coroner’s jury ruled the incident accidental.

Sergeant Cummins was laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery.