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Police chaplain Steve Kaye answers the call

the evening of Jan. 24, 2018, as Rabbi Steve Kaye relaxed at home, he received a text: “Officer-involved shooting. Respond to Denver General.” Kaye, the Denver police chaplain on call that fateful night, put on his uniform and sprang into action. “What did I think of driving to the hospital?” he muses in the study at Temple Sinai. “I was keenly aware that this officer is not from Denver but another jurisdiction (Adams County). “I’m not sure whether other law enforcement communities will be there; if other officers are involved in the shooting; and the family — wife, parents, children.” Adams County Deputy Sheriff Heath Gumm, 31, a five-year veteran of the force, was shot multiple times with a .45-caliber pistol while responding to an […]
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