(Jan.25) – Speaker Crisanta Duran, and Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, released the following statements following the death of Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath    Gumm.

“Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm was tragically lost last evening serving in the line of duty.” said Speaker Duran, D-Denver. “Together, we mourn with his wife, family, friends and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. We honor the service and sacrifice of Deputy Gumm and our brave first responders who put themselves in harm’s way every day in communities across Colorado.”

“Yesterday morning, a young man and public servant went to work as he did every single day, to serve and protect our communities. Last night, we found out that Deputy Heath Gumm was shot and killed while responding to a request for help,” said Rep. Salazar. “I requested a moment of silence on the House floor this morning to honor Deputy Heath Gumm and asked my colleagues to pray for his wife and family. I thank my fellow representatives of Adams County for joining me in honoring Deputy Gumm.”

Members of the Adams County delegation joined Rep. Salazar to recognize this tragedy. You can watch the video here.

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