Margaret C. Sweeney, of Deptford; Retired Nursing Supervisor at Episcopal Hospital
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OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Gordon Beesley Shot and Killed, Along with Two Civilians



Police Officer Gordon Beesley

Arvada Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, June 21, 2021


Police Officer Gordon Beesley was shot and killed at about 1:30 pm after having responded to a suspicious event call near the Arvada Library in the 7500 block of W 57th Avenue.

While on scene he became engaged in a shootout with an armed subject and was fatally shot. The subject and a bystander who came to Officer Beesley's assistance were also shot and killed.

Officer Beesley had served with the Arvada Police Department for 19 years. He was the SRO at Oberon Middle School but was assigned to patrol during the summer break.

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  • Age Not available
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available


  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased


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published | June 24,  2021