DENVER (CBS4) – Dozens of law enforcement officers lined outside of Denver Health Medical Center on Wednesday night following the shooting death of Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm.

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Gumm was taken to the level one trauma hospital on Bannock Street after being shot near 88th Avenue and Washington Street in Adams County.

Officers were seen embracing each other as they arrived at the hospital.

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Officers embrace each other outside Denver Health Medical Center. (credit: CBS)

Gumm was shot after he confronted a man suspected of an assault near East 88th Avenue and Washington Street in the Thornton area.

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Brighton police officers wear a black ribbon over their badge and fight back tears as the hearse carrying Adams County Sheriffs Office Deputy Heath Gumm arrived at the Adams county coroner’s office.
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A few hours later, his body was taken from the Denver hospital to the Adams County Coroner’s office.

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