DENVER — A Colorado sheriff’s deputy shot and killed last week while chasing a suspect is being laid to rest.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday for 31-year-old Heath Gumm at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette.
Gumm is survived by his wife and parents.
Authorities say Gumm and other deputies were called to a residential area north of downtown Denver on Jan. 24 for a reported fight and chased a man who ran behind a house. They say 22-year-old Dreion Martise Dearing pulled out a handgun and fired.
Gumm’s death came less than a month after 29-year-old Douglas County sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot in suburban Denver.