Motor Officer Robert Cummings
September 7, 1936
Officer Cummins had traveled to Phoenix with a group of Tucson motorcycle officers to escort an American Legion convention parade. As he was beginning his return to Tucson, his motorcycle skidded on loose gravel at the intersection of Van Buren and 16th Street. He sustained a skull fracture and died three days later.
Motor Officer James Smith
October 28, 1980
Officer Smith was responding to a motor vehicle collision with injuries in the vicinity of Speedway Boulevard and Plumer Avenue when a motorist grazed the rear of his motorcycle. Officer Smith’s motorcycle was thrown into the opposing lane of traffic, where he was struck head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene.