Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Donald K. Sumner

Patton State Hospital Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Reflections for Investigator Donald K. Sumner

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

August 3, 2020

I thank Investigator Donald K. Sumner your his service to our great nation. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven. Also, my condolences to Mrs. Sumner and your entire family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

August 3, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 3, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 3, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

August 3, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Investigator Donald K. Sumner. Please know we are eternally grateful for Donald’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Investigator Sumner, 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 Patton State Hospital in Patton, California for Donald’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 Investigator Sumner’s wife and seven children.

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.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

August 2, 2020

Investigator Sumner, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

August 2, 2020

Investigator Sumner,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 2, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown


"Aim High...Fly-Fight-Win"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

August 2, 2020

R.I.P Investigator Donald Sumner

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

August 1, 2020

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

August 1, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, and agency during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Brother Donald, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

August 1, 2020

My heart is heavy hearing about the COVID death of Investigator Don Sumner. He did nothing wrong but do his job during this pandemic. He deserved better than to die this way. Rest easy sir. May God be with your family. My prayers are for the Patton State Hospital Police Dept staff. I pray health, healing, and blessing upon them.

Susan Witt (Reeves family)
Great niece to Deputy John C Reeves (1928)
Tucson, AZ

August 1, 2020

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

August 1, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Patton State Hospital Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

August 1, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

August 1, 2020

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

August 1, 2020

Thank you Investigator Sumner for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of California. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

August 1, 2020

Sumner family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Investigator Sumner thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls, OH Police Department

August 1, 2020

Rest in Peace Investigator Sumner. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sumner Family and the Patton State Hospital Police.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

August 1, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Investigator Donald K. Sumner. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Patton State Hospital Police Department, California.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 1, 2020

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

July 31, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 31, 2020

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