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John Hurley biography: 13 things about Golden, Colorado man shot in Arvada

John “Johnny” M. Hurley was a resident of Colorado, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lived in Golden, Colorado. Aside from Golden, he also lived in other parts of Colorado including Denver and Fort Collins. (a) (b) (c)
  2. He previously lived in Scituate, Massachusetts, USA and in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. (b) (c)
  3. He has sisters named Julia Hurley and Erin E. Hurley. (b) (c) (d)
  4. He would want to be known for being outspoken and doing difficult things, according to Cody Souels, who went to school with him. (e)
  5. He loved the outdoors, had a passion for food and cooking and worked as a caterer. (c) (d) (e)
  6. From 1995 to 1999, he attended Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (c)
  7. In 2005, he studied classic French and Italian cooking at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver. (c)
  8. Four days after the 2020 U.S. presidential election, he wrote on Facebook, “People who think we just voted ourselves out of fascism are deeply confused.” (c)
  9. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, he wrote on Facebook on November 17, 2020, “If anyone will be defying the lockdowns and curfews by continuing to work and do business I would like to support you and your business.” (c)
  10. On March 22, 2021, he wrote on Facebook, “Most of the people who support gun control hated cops last summer, now I see them posting blue line pics. What happened?” On March 29, 2021, he wrote, “The amount of ignorance in gun control advocates is astounding.” (c)
  11. On May 18, 2021, he wrote on Facebook, “The line between bravery and stupidity is about as thin as a syringe needle.” On May 27, 2021, he wrote on Facebook, “UNVACCINATED LIVES MATTER.” Later that day, he wrote, “Not every gun toting freedom lover is a good person. And not every bleeding heart communist is a bad person. Anyone can fall victim to the prejudice they rail against.” (c)
  12. On June 21, 2021, he was shopping at the at the Army Navy Surplus store at the Olde Town Arvada Square in Arvada, Colorado when Ronald Anthony Troyke of Arvada opened fired there, killing Arvada Police Department officer Gordon David Beesley. Carrying a concealed weapon, he confronted and fatally shot Troyke, which was witnessed by Army Navy Surplus employee Bill Troyanos. When he came closer to pick up Troyke’s weapon, he was fatally shot by another responding Arvada Police Department officer. (a) (f) (g) (h)
  13. He died at the age of 40. After his death, Arvada Police chief Link Strate described him as a true hero. A family friend created a GoFundMe page for his family. (a) (d) (e)

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