Gordon Beesley was a faculty useful resource officer at Oberon Middle School in the Denver suburb of Arvada however was working patrol whereas faculty was out for the summer season, the Arvada Police Department stated. No different particulars about him had been disclosed.
Beesley was killed Monday throughout a shooting in the town’s Olde Town district. He was responding to a name a couple of “suspicious incident” close to the Arvada Library round 1:15 p.m. Mountain Time, police stated. Moments later, authorities acquired 911 calls that photographs had been being fired and that an officer had been struck by gunfire.
Authorities haven’t disclosed particulars of the shooting. During the incident, a shelter in place order was issued whereas authorities searched the realm. A second order was issued hours later and lifted Monday night.
The id of a male killed, described by police as a “Samaritan,” and the suspected gunman, additionally a male, was not launched.
In an interview with Fox News hours after the shooting, Arvada Mayor Marc Williams described Beesley as a “highly respected” officer whose “involvement in the community went far beyond just his police duties.”
“You’ve got an officer with a family who went to work this morning thinking he was going to do his public service and he didn’t come home,” Williams stated. “I’m just so sad for his family and sad for our community that now we’re part of the statistic of these horrible losses.”
Before Monday, the town had misplaced two officers whereas in the road of obligation, however by no means to gun violence, Williams stated.
Arvada City Hall was closed Tuesday so rooms and different assets might be made out there to the police division, the town stated. Also closed for the day was a municipal court docket, which is predicted to reopen Wednesday. Cases anticipated to be heard Tuesday might be rescheduled.