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Gordon Beesley biography: 13 things about Arvada, Colorado cop Ronald Troyke shot

Gordon Beesley (©Arvada Police Department)
Gordon Beesley (©Arvada Police Department)

Gordon David Beesley was a police officer from Colorado, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lived in different parts of Colorado including Boulder, Denver, Lafayette and Longmont. (a)
  2. He previously lived in Mendham, New Jersey, USA. (a)
  3. He and his wife have two children. (b)
  4. His motto was, “Look for the good in every day.” (c)
  5. He enjoyed traveling and playing the drums with his band called Misfit Toyz(b) (c)
  6. He loved hiking, biking, skiing and camping in Colorado with his family. (c)
  7. In September 2002, he joined the Arvada Police Department in Arvada, Colorado. (b) (d)
  8. In 2012, he started working at different schools in Arvada. He was a school resource officer at Oberon Middle School in Arvada. While school was out for the summer, he was working patrol. (b) (d)
  9. As an Arvada Police Department officer, he spent four years on patrol, working day shift and overnights. He was also a motorcycle officer with the department’s traffic unit for five years. (b) 
  10. In 2014, he bought a bicycle for a developmentally disabled male student at Oberon Middle School who had been bullied then rode with the boy to and from school. In the same year, he was Arvada’s Employee of the Year. (b)
  11. His annual wage was $85,006 in 2017, $85,318 in 2018 and $91,085 in 2019. (e)
  12. At around 1:15 p.m. on June 21, 2021, he responded to a call of a suspicious incident near the Arvada Library in Olde Town Arvada, Arvada. He was fatally shot by Arvada resident Ronald Anthony Troyke. (b) (f)
  13. He died at the age of 51. (a)

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