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Gordon Beesley
Gordon Beesley

Slain Arvada officer Gordon Beesley had “fundamental goodness”

Gordon Beesley hated writing traffic tickets as motorcycle cop, but found his true calling when he was assigned to work with students as a school resource officer.

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Littwin: The tragedy in Arvada — the death of both the cop and the good Samaritan — is even worse than we imagined

Johnny Hurley shoots and kills the man who had shot and killed Officer Gordon Beesley. And then a cop arriving at the scene shoots and kills Hurley, who was holding the killer’s gun. Tragedy piled upon tragedy piled upon tragedy.

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Good Samaritan was killed by officer responding to “unspeakable tragedy” in Olde Town Arvada Square, police say

In a video statement Arvada’s police chief calls Hurley’s actions “decisive, courageous and effective in stopping further loss of life”

Crime and Courts

Arvada Army Navy Surplus store customer confronted gunman who ambushed officer, witness says

Police still say the gunman who fired on Officer Gordon Beesley left behind a note threatening cops.

Crime and Courts

Arvada officer killed in Olde Town shooting was targeted in ambush, police chief says

Officer Gordon Beesley was killed in the attack, as was the shooter. A third person, a 40-year-old man from Golden, was also killed.

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