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Fundraiser set up for family of Adams Co. deputy Heath Gumm

Posted at 6:08 AM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 18:35:56-05

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The Adams County Sheriff's Office a fund to raise money for the family of slain Adams County Sheriff's Office deputy Heath Gumm.

Gumm, 31, was shot and killed while responding to a call in Thornton Wednesday night. One suspect was in custody and a manhunt was underway for two additional suspects Thursday morning.

Deputy Gumm leaves behind a wife and family.

The Adams County Sheriff's Foundation is accepting donations for Gumm's family. The Adams County Sheriff's Office said that information about Gumm's funeral arrangements would be posted on its website at a later date. The family has asked that donations be made to the Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Gumm is the second Colorado law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the past month. Douglas County deputy Zackari Parrish was shot and killed in an ambush on New Year's Eve.