Investigator Donald Keith Sumner

Investigator Donald Keith Sumner

Patton State Hospital Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Donald Keith 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.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Don,

I loved sharing an office with you. You are missed everyday. I love you brother.

-Ryan

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Slanina
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department

January 1, 2022

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