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Long procession of police cars escort hearse carrying fallen Adams County sheriff’s deputy – The Denver Post

A hearse carrying the body of Heath Gumm, a fallen Adams County sheriff’s deputy, rolled out of a garage at Denver Health medical center around 12:30 a.m. as a solemn procession of police cars escorted it along Speer Boulevard toward I-25.

The hearse was escorted by hundreds of police vehicles from across the Front Range. Their flashing red and blue lights flickered for several city blocks along Speer Boulevard.

The procession included officers from federal, state and local agencies. They came from Aurora, Englewood, Lakewood, the University of Colorado, U.S. Homeland Security and Black Hawk to show their respect for a fallen officer.

Police from various agencies began arriving at the hospital shortly after Gumm was shot, about 7 p.m., while responding to a report of an assault outside a Thornton-area liquor store.

The sheriff’s department said Gumm was shot in the chest multiple times and pronounced dead at the hospital.

As the hours passed, more and more officers began arriving. Some sat in their cars to stay warm while others huddled in small groups and quietly talked.

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