Message from the Adams County Board of Commissioners

Like so many of our residents, we watched and prayed for a different outcome as our courageous Adams County Deputies responded to an assault call on Wednesday evening. We are devastated by the loss of Deputy Heath Gumm who was killed while protecting our Adams County community. Deputy Gumm, 31, served honorably with the Sheriff’s Office since 2012.

While heartbroken over the loss of Deputy Gumm, we are grateful for the immediate response and support from emergency responders, medical professionals, and area law enforcement agencies in response to this tragic incident. We are also grateful for the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation, which will provide assistance in the planning of Deputy Gumm’s memorial service.

We ask that you keep the family of Deputy Gumm, our Sheriff’s Department personnel, and all law enforcement officers in your thoughts and prayers. If you are so moved, please consider donating to the Adams County Sheriff's Foundation. Additionally, the Gumm family has asked that in lieu of flowers, people can make a donation to Children's Hospital.

Commissioners Mary Hodge, Chaz Tedesco, Eva Henry, Erik Hansen, and Steve O’Dorisio