Funeral service for fallen Adams County sheriff’s deputy to be held Friday

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said Monday the funeral for slain deputy Heath Gumm will be held Friday.

The funeral will be held at Flatirons Church at 11 a.m. in Lafayette. Members of the public will be seated no earlier than 10:15 a.m. and no later than 10:45 a.m.

The church holds roughly 1,000 people and family and friends of Gumm will be given priority.

Gumm, 31, was shot and killed on Wednesday while responding to a call in a Thornton residential area.

The sheriff’s office arrested 22-year-old Dreion Martise Dearing, who faces charges of first-degree murder of a peace officer and second-degree burglary.

A judge gave prosecutors until Wednesday to formally file charges.

Gumm was married and had worked for the sheriff’s office since 2012.

His death came less than a month after 29-year-old Douglas County sheriff’s deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot in an ambush at a Highlands Ranch apartment.

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