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

R.I.P. BROTHER Gumm!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

February 10, 2018

Thank you for your sacrifice. You are a true HERO. We will take it from here. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and agency.

Sergeant Michael Pitt
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

February 7, 2018

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

LT. A. Orozco

February 6, 2018

May God watch over the Family and Fellow Officers that put their lives on the line for us everyday. We all lose when one of these heroes fall. And this one was a terrible loss. A man who without care for his own safety did such a noble thing. I hope his family will find some type of peace during this time of mourning. God will not let them down. Keep Faith and know he is in a better place.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

February 6, 2018

My prayers go out to the family, friends, and blue family of Deputy Heath. May you rest in peace my brother.

Lt. Troy Johnston
Fremont County Sheriff's Office

February 5, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

February 5, 2018

Rip My Brother!!!

Lieutenant William Sircy
Madison County Sheriff's Office

February 5, 2018

We are indebted to you forever for fighting the good fight. Godspeed, Deputy Gumm.

Cdr. Greg Couch
Teller County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. You'll never walk alone. Your beat is mine and all of ours. Know the people you served will be treated with the same care, professional, and integrity that you served. God speed.

James Normandin, Sergeant
Contra Costa County, Ca.

February 3, 2018

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten......................

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village Police Department (OH)

February 3, 2018

Thank you for your service and commitment. My condolences to the family and fellow leos. May god protect all the men and women in blue who lay their life on the line every single day to protect us. God Bless Deputy Gumm and his family.

Mary Camacho
Arapahoe County Gov.

February 2, 2018



February 2, 2018

Thank You Officer Gumm, for your service and sacrifice!!!!

nancy koehler-sterling

February 2, 2018

Coming from Norfolk Va,working along side good officers,we send our condolences to our brother in blues family,I have been in Aurora Colorado for a year now and watched two of my brothers end of watch.It takes special Man or Woman to do this job and my brother I thank you for taking on the challenge. Rest easy brother and your efforts will never be forgotten.

Keith Fentress
Cert,911 Center,and NorfolkP.D.

February 2, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Gumm. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Adams County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 1, 2018

It was an honor serving with you. Your smile will forever be engraved in my thoughts. May you rest easy brother.

Sergeant Manny Aragon
Adams County SO

February 1, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 31, 2018

Rest In Peace sir and may our good Lord bring peace and comfort to your family

Officer Mike Klarman
Middlesex Hospital

January 29, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

January 29, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

January 29, 2018

Deputy Gumm, you are now amongst the greatest heroes of law enforcement for the saddest reasons. We mourn you and we pray for your family and friends who hurt the most now.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 29, 2018

My prayers are that God will provide comfort and Peace to the family, friends and others connected with the Gumm family. Difficult times like this are not understood but God is clear he is there for you to find comfort and promise in his presence and the future.
View Joshua 1:9.

Jim Carelle
Sergeant, Retired
Yamhill County

Sgt. Jim Carelle, retired
Yamhill County Oregon (retired)

January 29, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Heath Gumm during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Gumm.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

January 29, 2018

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E.Kemmer #050
Nevada Highway Patrol

January 29, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc

January 29, 2018

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