Funeral for fallen Adams County deputy open to the public

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV/AP) - UPDATE 1/30/18:
The funeral for fallen Adams County Sheriff's Office Deputy Heath Gumm will be open to the public.

The service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday at Flatirons Community Church, 355 W. South Boulder Road in Lafayette.

The sheriff's office put out a notice on the funeral on Tuesday but added there will be limited space. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to arrive at the church before 10:15 a.m. There will be no public parking available at the church.

There will be a funeral procession prior to the ceremony.
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ORIGINAL STORY 1/26/18:

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Colorado sheriff's deputy (all times local):

The Adams County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday morning the two people wanted for questioning about Wednesday night's shooting death of a deputy were found. They have since been interviewed and are not in custody. They are not considered suspects, however, their potential link to the case is still under investigation. Deputies are not releasing further information at this time.

Adams County Sheriff Michael McIntosh said they believe they have in custody the gunman who shot Deputy Heath Gumm. He has been arrested for first-degree murder.

McIntosh refused to name the suspect, who was arrested shortly after Wednesday night's shooting in a residential area about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of downtown Denver. He said releasing the name or photos would compromise officers' investigation.

However, the suspect is expected in court Friday afternoon.

McIntosh says Gumm and other deputies responded to a call about a disturbance Wednesday. He says the two being sought were involved in that altercation.

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Two armed and dangerous men remain on the run after a young deputy was shot and killed Wednesday night.

Deputy Heath Gumm had responded to an assault call north of Denver and was in the middle of searching for the people involved when the Adams County Sheriff's Office says they saw a man matching one of the suspect descriptions. That man reportedly led deputies behind a house.

"When deputies caught up to the male, the male pulled out a handgun and started to shoot at our deputies, striking one of our deputies in the chest," said Amanda Overton, a spokesperson with the Adams County Sheriff's Office. "Suspect then took off on foot."

That suspect was later found, but the other two are still at large Thursday morning. The suspect in custody has been identified as 22-year-old Dreion Dearing, according to sister station KCNC.

Thirty-two-year-old Deputy Heath Gumm was gravely wounded and survived only long enough to be transported to the hospital. Doctors were unable to save him.

After Gumm's death, law enforcement from across the state lined the outside of Denver Health, saluting the hearse as it drove by.


Grief-stricken officers were accompanied by citizens who wished to honor the fallen deputy.


The Colorado law enforcement community was hit hard by Gumm's death, coming so soon after a Douglas County deputy was gunned down on the job one day before the new year.





The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police has set up a special PayPal for donations to Gumm's family. Gumm leaves behind a wife and other family members. Click here to donate.

The remaining suspects are described as white or Hispanic males wearing all black. They were last known to be in the area of Dawson Street near Thornton at the time of the assault call Wednesday around 7 p.m.