Family and friends bid final goodbye to Officer Gordon Beesley killed in Arvada shooting

Family and friends bid final goodbye to Officer Gordon Beesley killed in Arvada shooting

A funeral will be held Tuesday in honor of Arvada Officer Gordon Beesley, who was killed in a shooting last week in Olde Town.

The funeral begins at 10 am, at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette. The service itself will only be open to family, law enforcement, and guests.

Beesley was a 19-year veteran of the Arvada Police Department who was spending his summer working on patrol cars when he was shot and killed on June 21. He also worked as a school resource officer at Oberon Middle School, and had previously been at Lincoln Academy and Excel Academy Charter School.

Police first received a call about a suspicious incident around 1:15 p.m., in Olde Town Square, near the Arvada library. Fifteen minutes later, dispatchers received more calls from people who reported that shots had been fired and that an officer had fallen.

Johnny Hurley, who according to witnesses tried to arrest the attacker, also died.

Beesley leaves behind his wife and two children. Arvada police said the only official donation site is the Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation. The foundation said that all donations received in the next month will be given to the Beesley family.

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