GORDON DAVID BEESLEY



Officer Rank: Police Officer

Department: Arvada (CO) Police Department

End of Watch: 06/21/0021

Cause: Gunfire

Age: 51

Length of Service: 19 years


Police Officer Beesley was shot and killed in an ambush-style attack while responding to a suspicious person call at Olde Town Square in Arvada, Colorado. While on the scene, Officer Beesley parked and walked through an alley near Olde Town Square and the suspect parked behind him. The suspect then got out of the vehicle with a shotgun and ran towards Officer Beesley yelling. Officer Beesley turned around in response and was shot by the suspect. The suspect was shot and killed, along with a bystander who was on scene assisting Officer Beesley after he was shot. A document written by the suspect was recovered by investigators with a statement about killing as many Arvada Police Officers as possible.

 

 

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