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Officer Daniel Gumm (Courtesy The Honore Adversis Foundation)
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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A Wichita police officer featured in several KSN News stories is battling cancer. His fellow officers are trying to raise money to help him and his family.
Officer Daniel Gumm, an 18-year-veteran of the Wichita Police Department, has metastatic esophageal cancer that has spread to his liver. His name may not be familiar to you, but his story might be.
Gumm is a K-9 handler. He and K-9 Officer Rooster responded to a domestic violence call in March 2017. As Gumm and Rooster tried to take the suspect into custody, Rooster was shot and killed.
Rooster was the first WPD K-9 officer killed in the line of duty. After his death, there was an outpouring of sympathy from the community, a large memorial service at Century II, and the City name a dog park after Rooster.
Gumm spoke at the memorial service. Then, months later, he met with KSN News at K-9 Rooster Dog Park to talk about his memories of Rooster and to introduce his new K-9 partner, Bane.
Gumm is a U.S. Army veteran who has spent his entire professional career helping and giving back to his community. He is married with three children and enjoys spending time at the lake with his family.
The Honore Adversis Foundation is trying to help the family in this difficult time. The local non-profit organization is known for helping law enforcement officers in their time of need.
There are several ways you can help the Gumm family.
Officer Daniel Gumm Benefit Dinner and Auction — Saturday, Aug. 20
This event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, U.S. 54 (Kellogg) and 183rd Street West. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. Dinner will be provided by the Wagonmasters, Cargill, Stroots Lockers, Cracker Barrel, and Broadway Burgers.
There will be a silent auction featuring more than 75 items. The highlight of the evening is a live auction that includes these items:
#294STRONG T-shirt Fundraiser — please order by Aug. 20
Gumm’s eldest daughter created a T-shirt that features a picture of a snarling bear and a quote from the Bible: “You know your father and his men; they are fighters, and as fierce as a wild bear robbed of her cubs.” 2 Samuel 17:8
The T-shirts sell for $20. Click here to place an order.
#294STRONG 5K Run and One-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk — Sept. 3
This fundraiser will be at 455 S. Wichita, across from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. The one-mile begins at 9 a.m. Click this link to register.
The event will also include breakfast provided by Chick-Fil-A (donations are encouraged), Touch-A-Truck, displays of law enforcement vehicles, and the opportunity to meet local K-9 heroes.
Financial donation
If you would prefer to make a financial contribution, donations are being accepted on behalf of Officer Gumm and his family at HonorDuringAdversity.org. Click on the yellow “donate” button. All proceeds and donations will benefit Officer Gumm and his family in his fight against cancer.
Other events
Check The Honore Adversis Facebook page for any other future fundraising events for Gumm.
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