COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- It was a cold, sunless and windy day. It started out with a flag, a special flag that acknowledges the sacrifices made every day by the men and women in law-enforcement.
On Thursday, the man in this terrible spotlight is Adams County sheriff's deputy Heath Gumm.
Throughout the day, they continued to come, people, ordinary citizens such as Anthony Lopez.
Not knowing deputy Gumm personally did not stop Lopez from leaving a personalized and heartfelt thank you.
He carved a cross made out of wood from his backyard. On the cross is the word Gumm.
They continue to come, and somber silence. To say in a way, hello and goodbye to Gumm, a man they will never know.
The memorial is at the Adams County Sheriff's Office substation at 4201 E. 72nd Ave. in Commerce City.