>> A police procession to honor a fallen Colorado officer killed in the line of duty Wednesday evening near Denver. Adams County Deputy, Heath Gumm, responded to report about an assault in progress. On the scene, officials found that a suspect had fled. When they caught up with him, police said that the man pulled out a hand gun and fired on officers striking the deputy in the chest and killing him.
On Thursday, officials said the suspect was in custody, they declined to name him saying that it may compromise the investigation. They are now seeking other two men for questioning tied to the initial call.>> There was the initial disturbance that we responded to that we believe all three of these parties played a part in.
Then, there was the shooting of our deputy. We do not believe that the other two suspects that were part of the original call were involved in the shooting of our deputy.>> Gumm is the second police officer to be killed near Denver in recent weeks. After a New Year's Eve stand off in Suburban Douglas County, ended with one officer dead and left four others injured.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, nearly 130 police officers died on the job last year in the United States.