Deputy Sheriff Heath McDonald Gumm

Deputy Sheriff Heath McDonald Gumm

Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Heath McDonald Gumm

Deputy Sheriff Heath Gumm was shot and killed during a foot pursuit near 88th Avenue and Dawson Street, in Thornton.

Deputies had responded to an assault in progress call at approximately 7:30 pm and became involved in the foot pursuit with one of the subjects. The man ran behind a house in the 8700 block of Dawson Street. As Deputy Gumm ran behind the house he was shot by the subject and struck in the chest.

The subject was apprehended and charged with murder of a peace officer and two additional counts of murder. A search continued for two additional subjects.

Deputy Gumm first served with the Cripple Creek Police Department and later with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for four years. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective.

He is survived by his wife, parents, sister, and grandmother.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 381

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

assault, foot pursuit

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Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site ImagineHeaven.net for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at LivingWater.com says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

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