THORNTON, Colo. -- The community continues to honor first responders after three sheriff's deputies were killed in the lines of duty over a span of three months.
On Saturday, the Mile High Blaze, a Colorado women's football team, honored Deputy Heath Gumm and his family. Gumm was shot and killed in the line of duty.
Wednesday was the home opener for the Blaze, but the spotlight was all on law enforcement. All first responders in attendance could watch the game for free and they were recognized at halftime.
Gumm's family was given a special football with his name and badge on it.
"They deserve it, they are out here protecting us, they're out here serving us everyday, why not, why not," Blaze owner Wyn Dominy said.
"It's the perfect opportunity for us to give back to them and say thank you for everything that they do for us."
There were also donation buckets going around the stands to collect money as well as a silent auction.
Gumm's family said it appreciates all the support from the community.AlertMe