Cop Dies Alone
A sad story, but maybe something positive can come out of it:
- Subject: Fw: Drake & Son Funeral Home
Subject: Drake & Son Funeral Home
This was sent to the 20th District to be placed in the CO book. I thought I would send it out to the Old Timers to see if anyone knew this copper or might want to show up to pay their respects.
Friday, October 22, 2010
To: 20th District
I thought I would contact everyone at the 20th District being you all are so close to our Funeral Home about Retired Police Officer Bruce S. Cummings, who died October 7 at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Apparently a police officer recognized him in the hospital and followed up on him and found that he had died and his body was taken to the Cook County Morgue and was unclaimed because he has no family. Bruce was 62 years of age.
His death was reported to the Police Department and we were contacted by Captain Thomas J, Lemmer, Watch Commander, 3rd Watch 23rd District to ask if we could assist to give Officer Cummings a respectful funeral along with the CPD which we are glad to serve.
There will be a short service here at the Funeral Home, 9:00 Tuesday, October 26, 2010 and he will be buried at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with honors. Fr. Tomas Nangle-Chaplin of the CPD will be conducting the Funeral Service.
I just thought you might like to know about this situation and if possible maybe a few officers from the 20th could come by on Tuesday for a few minutes to pay respects. There is no wake before the funeral. Visiting will be at the time of the service.
Bob Hinkey - Funeral Director
Hats off to Mr. Hinkey. And thank you for your service Officer Bruce Cummings. Hopefully, this reaches a few people who would have wanted to pay final respects.