Officer Shot and Killed in Adams County

An Adams County Deputy was shot and killed Wednesday night and two of the three suspects involved are still at-large.

Senior Deputy Amanda Overton says officers were called to the area of 88th Ave. and Dawson St. in unincorporated Adams County on an assault call just before 7 p.m. When officers arrived, witnesses told them the suspect had fled. A few minutes later, officers found the suspect and chased him on foot. The suspect then pulled out a gun and shot one of the deputies in the chest. 

"On behalf of the entire Sheriff's Office, we are praying for the wife and family of our fallen deputy," said Overton.  "Please continue to keep them in their thoughts and prayers."

The Colorado Police Officers Foundation has identified the deputy as 32 year old Heath Gumm.  Here is the link to donate:

This a donation link to a PayPal account for credit card donations.

If you want to send a check, make it payable to:

Colorado Police Officers Foundation

8400 Alcott Street

Westminster, CO 80031

Just note in the memo line:  Deputy Gumm Fund

The Adams County Commissioners ask that donations be made to:

Numerous officers from other law enforcement agencies gathered at Denver Health, where Gumm was being treated before he died. At around 12:30 a.m. a procession of police vehicles escorted Gumm's body to the Adams & Broomfield Counties Coroner's Office. 

This is the second sheriff's deputy killed in the metro area in the last month. On December 31, Douglas County Deputy Zach Parrish died in a shootout with a suspect. 

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