Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Heath McDonald Gumm

Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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Reflections for Detective Heath McDonald Gumm

I lived in Heath's area, I had mental issues and Heath came with sergeant JAI to confront me. Heath was so awesome and ask me how the guitar playing was going and we chat about the band Disturbed jokingly. I am much better and time to time when I am playing the guitar and start to cry thinking of him and how I wish he could see me play now. So I just got a blue floral Ibanez Jem guitar and with great honor naming it "Heath" so he wont be forgotten and remembered as long as this guitar plays.

Randy Van Trump

January 1, 2024

Det. Gumm,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Adams County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 24, 2023

Thinkin about you on this day. you were the first of our heroes of the 3 to arrive on your new watch.
Rest in Peace.

retired State of Colorado

January 24, 2023

Those who shine brightest are but for a moment in time. Your bright shine mattered!!

Kevin Gumm

November 21, 2022

Love you brother. I think about you everyday.

Sr. Deputy Knight

January 24, 2022

I can’t believe it’s already been three years. Thank you for watching over me. I miss you man.

Sr. Deputy Marcus Knight
Adams County Sheriffs Office

January 24, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Gumm.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2019

Somebody killed a policeman today
And a part of America died...
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he had gone off to war;
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast
To his name they will add a gold star.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend many long, lonely nights.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today...
Maybe in your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side;
He answered the call... of himself gave his all,
And a part of America died...

~~Author Unknown

COI Ewing
Missouri Department of Corrections

January 24, 2019

I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

Know that your loved one will never be forgotten, nor will his sacrifice. Take comfort in knowing that in time, along with the pain that never goes away, you’ll find those spontaneous times when you think of something he said or did, and you will smile. You are never alone

The perreira Family

August 4, 2018

U soul will forever live thru me. Thank u for being true 2 me. May your sprits live on thru me.
Angel your free thank you fir helping me...

Front line vet Ginger Rees

June 9, 2018

U soul will forever live thru me. Thank u for being true 2 me. May your sprits live on thru me.
Angel your free thank you fir helping me...

Front line Ginger Rees

June 9, 2018

There is never a right word or phrase to show the appreciation and respect that I have for all Law Enforcement Officers. I do challenge myself to be a good enough replacement to continue the tradition of walking the 'THIN BLUE LINE' as Deputy Sheriff Heath Mcdonald Gumm did while providing his selfless service to his community.

Brian Wojciechowski
Student/Criminal Justice

May 15, 2018

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County PD, NY

April 25, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site 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 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

On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Heath McDonald Gumm. Please know we are eternally grateful for Heath’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Gumm, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Adam's County Sheriff, for Heath’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Gumm’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

Our thanks and prayers are with you and your family always.

O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen and Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm In the performance of their duty To stop crime, robbery, Riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets And homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care Because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage In their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection, Unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended.
Please God, grant us this wish.

Co-teacher Eric Siefferman
Civil Servant

March 7, 2018

I May Not Have Known Him But It always hurts me and makes me cry every time That I hear A LEO was Shot And Killed In My Home State Of Colorado

Student Ahstin Koski
Criminal Justice

March 5, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

LT. A. Orozco

February 23, 2018

The Members of the Wheat Ridge Police Department F.O.P. Lodge #24 would like to express our great sorrow in the passing of Deputy Heath Gumm. Our organization honors Deputy Gumm’s selfless service to the community he served the State of Colorado and our Nation. We offer our heartfelt sympathies and pray that God’s grace gives the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Gumm comfort as they grieve. You will all be in our prayers and in our hearts.

Detective Keith Weimer
Wheat Ridge Police Lodge #24

February 16, 2018

Deputy Gumm, thank you for your service. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Deputies of the Adams County Sheriff's Office during this very difficult time. May your family and friends know that your sacrifice is part of a bigger plan that the Lord will always use for a positive outcome and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General CID

February 16, 2018

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (Retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

February 15, 2018

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

February 11, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Heath was killed.

To the Gumm family, fellow officers, and all who call Heath beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Gumm gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 24th, 2018

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 11, 2018

"Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for others."
Thank you for answering the call brother, we will take watch from here.

Deputy T. Smith
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Johnson County, Kansas

February 11, 2018

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