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Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm added to fallen officer memorial

Posted: 12:53 PM, May 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-08 14:53:27-04

Adams County Deputy Heath Gumm, who was killed in the line of duty, has been added to the fallen officer memorial Tuesday.

The Adam’s County Sheriff’s Office held a ceremony in honor of adding Deputy Gumm’s name to the Dale R. McLaughlin Memorial at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Tuesday afternoon. Many fellow officers and people in the community came out to show support during the unveiling. 

The 32-year old deputy was shot and killed in Thornton on January 25 in the neighborhood of 88th Avenue and Washington Street. The sheriff’s office said deputies were responding to an assault call when the suspect reportedly ran away and fired shots at deputies.

This was the first line of duty death for the Adams County Sheriff’s Office in 30 years. 

The names of past fallen deputies and a formal wreath presentation were also included in Tuesday’s ceremony.