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Slain Arvada officer Gordon Beesley had “fundamental goodness”

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press An Arvada police officer who was fatally shot last week by a man investigators say was intent on killing as many officers as possible was remembered Tuesday as someone with “fundamental goodness” who knew how to love others, whether it was his wife and two teenage sons or a […]

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

Johnny Hurley, the good Samaritan credited with saving the lives of people in Arvada’s Olde Town Square on Monday, was killed by a police officer responding to the shooting that also left Officer Gordon Beesley dead. The Arvada Police department on Friday afternoon for the first time released a timeline of the shooting that unfolded […]

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

By Colleen Slevin and James Anderson, The Associated Press A Colorado man was shopping when he heard the gunfire that killed a suburban Denver police officer, rushed out of the store with his gun and shot the suspect, according to a worker who saw the shooting. Bill Troyanos told Denver news station KMGH-TV that he […]

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

A police officer fatally shot in Olde Town Arvada on Monday afternoon was targeted in an ambush-style attack because he was wearing his uniform, according to the Arvada Police Department’s chief.  Chief Link Strate said that the suspected shooter, 59-year-old Ronald Troyke, expressed hatred toward law enforcement.  Strate declined to provide more details about the […]