Investigator Donald K. Sumner

Investigator Donald K. Sumner

Patton State Hospital Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Donald K. Sumner

Investigator Donald Sumner died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and patients at the facility.

Investigator Sumner was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Patton State Hospital Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and seven children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 65
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 426
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Investigator, Donald K. Sumner, from complications of the COVID-19 virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Investigator succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Investigator Sumner for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2020

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