Police Officer Jonathan M. Gumm

Police Officer Jonathan M. Gumm

United States Department of Defense - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Police Department, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Jonathan M. Gumm

Police Officer Jonathan Gumm suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after moving several military star-style barricades in the area of Mud Run Road Bridge.

He responded to reports of an abandoned vehicle in a training area where stolen cars are commonly dumped. He had to move six of the heavy metal barricades that had been chained together so that he could access the service road. He began to feel ill after returning to the police station and collapsed at home following his shift.

Officer Gumm was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and 10 adult children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge G3939
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Washington


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My heart aches that you are gone too soon from this physical realm called ‘life’. I know memories of your angelic smile and warm heart, which I have personally known since your childhood will be of comfort to those you’ve loved dearly and loved you back. I am already imagining you smiling beyond the heavenly gates with your dear mother, Lila. I will miss our frequent text messaging, calls, honest attempts to get together, your gentlemanly character and principled insights that always appeared to be beyond your years.
Cousin Joy (Bellevue, Wa)

Cousin Joy
(Bellevue, Washington)

August 29, 2021

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