Naming of New Parkette at 11 Division Police Station Located at 2054 Davenport Road, after the Late Constable Percival (Percy) Cummins, Badge 2377
Etobicoke York Community Council:
1. Requested the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation to review the request to name the new parkette on the northwest corner of the new 11 Division lot at 2054 Davenport Road, at Osler Street, after the late Constable Percival (Percy) Cummins and report back to the Etobicoke York Community Council meeting of October 4, 2011.
(August 15, 2011) Letter from Councillor Cesar Palacio
On June 16, 1970, Percival (Percy) Cummins joined the Metropolitan Toronto Police. He began and sadly ended his career at No. 11 Division in West Toronto, where he had 11 years of service to the citizens of Toronto. P.C. Percy Cummins was 38 years old and left his wife, his 8 year old daughter and his 5 year old son.
While attached to 11 Division, P.C. Percy Cummins performed his duties both in uniform and plainclothes.
On Wednesday, September 23, 1981, at about 8:00 p.m., P.C. Cummins and his partner, P.C. Michael Jones attended an address on Symington Avenue to investigate a disturbance. Both officers went to the third floor and tried to speak to a man, who attacked both officers, disarming them. During the struggle, the man fatally shot P.C. Cummins in the neck and then shot P.C. Jones in the hand.
On Thursday, November 19, 1981, the Metropolitan Toronto Board of Commissioners of Police awarded the Metropolitan Toronto Police Medal of Honour posthumously to P.C. Cummins; the medal was presented to his
wife, Eurieta Cummins.
P.C. Cummins was an avid cricket player. Each year, for the past 13 years, a Memorial Match has been held in his honour.
On September 23, 2011, 30 years will have passed since P.C. Cummins paid the ultimate sacrifice.