Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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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Reflections for Police Officer Jonathan M. Gumm

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

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

August 28, 2021

You will be greatly missed uncle. I love you and may you rest in heaven.

Tracey Childs

August 24, 2021

Officer Gumm,

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 22, 2021

RIP Officer Gumm. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

August 18, 2021

Officer Gumm, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 15, 2021

To the family, friends, and coworkers of Officer Gumm, I would like to extend my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. Officer Gumm’s service to this country and will not be forgotten. I am praying for you.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

August 12, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Gumm. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 11, 2021

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 Department of Defense.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 10, 2021

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 whose 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

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

August 9, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

August 7, 2021

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

"This We'll Defend"

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

August 6, 2021

May you Rest In Peace my dear brother in arms. Mighty warriors deserve great rest.

Tanya Terrones MSG Retired
US Army MP

August 6, 2021

RIP Jon, you will be missed. Prayers for Cheryl and your family. Thank you for your service.

Tracy Moore, Dispatch Supervisor
JBLM DES/Co-Worker

August 6, 2021

May Our Lord have a Special place in his heavenly home for Officer Gumm. He is a "True Hero" ! My Deepest Sympathies go out to his Family and his Department.

Retired Chicago Police Officer Michael T
Chicago Police Department, 9th District

August 6, 2021

May you forever Rest In Peace OFC Gum. It was an honor to talk, receive insight, and to learn from you. You’ve always inspired me to be a better person. Thank you

SPC Cherico
U.S. Army Military Police

August 6, 2021

Officer Gumm, thank you for your long service to our country. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 6, 2021

My Condolences to the GUMM Family, Friends and CoWorkers. Valhalla!

James Nelson
I S Army Military Police Corps, Department of Homeland Security

August 6, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.


August 5, 2021

Rest In Peace Police Officer Jonathan M. Gumm! Thank you for your 17 years of service with the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Police Department in Washington, and for your service with the United States Army . We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and your 10 adult children during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

August 5, 2021

Sir, you were an amazing mentor, partner, and friend. The world is a little colder with you no longer in it.

Stephanie Varney
Joint Base Lewis-McChord

August 5, 2021

Brother you will be missed. I had many memorable conversations with you over the past year and a half working together. Rest in Peace, we have the watch. Prayers to you in the afterlife and prayers for your family.

Patrol Sergeant Timothy Scholl
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Police Department

August 5, 2021

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 5, 2021

So sad 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

August 5, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

August 5, 2021

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