Gordon Beesley
1969 - 2021
BORN
1969
DIED
2021
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Beesley

Gordon Beesley

October 10, 1969

June 21, 2021



Gordon Beesley is survived by his wife, two sons, brother and sister, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Gordon was a 19-year veteran of the Arvada Police Department where he served in various roles including motor officer, patrol, bike patrol, and school resource officer. Gordon was a drummer and played in past years for several notable bands including the Railbenders and Brethren Fast. A private Celebration of Gordon's Life will be held. Memorial donations are suggested to the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation at cofallenhero.org. We hope those inspired by Gordon's kindness and bravery will share his approach to life to "Make someone feel special today."

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Published by The Denver Gazette from Jun. 25 to Jun. 28, 2021.
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I remember Gordon from Montesorri Nursery school in Mendham. My son, Brent, was his friend there and they played together. I'm heartbroken to have heard of this tragedy. He was such a "cool kid". Bev
Beverly Congdon
July 3, 2021
What a tremendous loss - to the City, the Police Department, and most of all, Gordon´s close friends and family. Praying they receive strength for today and hope for tomorrow.
Ann Lindburg
Work
June 30, 2021
Gordon Beesley represented all that is good in the Arvada Police Department and the law enforcement community in general. Our prayers go out to the Beesley family and the men and women of the Arvada Police Department.
Jim and Kay Keating
Work
June 28, 2021
Sending many prayers of peace and strength for Gordon´s family and friends. I consider myself blessed to have worked with Gordon during my time with the Arvada Police Department. His life of dedicated service in helping those in Arvada and beyond embodies the spirit of the noble profession of policing. You´re a good man, Gordon Beesley. Rest well.
Susan Medina
Work
June 28, 2021
RIP Officer Beesley
Sherri Latimer
June 28, 2021
Your cousin Missy
June 28, 2021
My sincere condolences and prayers to Officer Beesley´s immediate family, `our´ collective work family and the community he served. I worked with Gordon for approximately 15 years during our tenure there together. As a retired police dispatcher it was my honor to have him protect our citizens. Gordon was a gentleman and dedicated officer. My heart aches and I offer my prayers and thanks for your service. May you Rest In Peace and know that you will be deeply missed.
Elaine Guzzo
Work
June 27, 2021
I knew Gordon as a co worker, as a fellow SRO and as a friend. I also knew him as a parent as he was my daughter´s SRO. The community the national and the world has lost a truly fine and honorable man.
Barry
Friend
June 27, 2021
A officer taken way to soon. A officer who paid the ultimate price for us. Gordon you loved life more than life it's self. A man who loved his wife and kids to the moon and back 10 times over. A man who loved his pups, vacation and the band. A officer who gave 110 percent to his job and to Oberon Middle School kids and teachers. Gordon I'm glad to have worked with you 19 years and be your friend. You will greatly missed and touched hearts of many. Rest in peace my friend. Forever in our hearts and not forgotten.
Mary Williams
Work
June 27, 2021
Gordon was a friend and fellow officer. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. This world will be a smaller place without him.
Scott Buckley
Work
June 27, 2021
Gordon was a friend and a truly noble person. May God bless and comfort his family. Rest in Peace my friend.
Dave Everett
Work
June 26, 2021
Working with Gordon as an SRO and officer was pure inspiration. His dedicated service was always given with a warm smile and ready laugh. He never failed to brighten the day. My family is offering yours much heartfelt prayer. May God be specially present to you walking this difficult journey, and may he rest in God's Peace.
Jim Becker, APD retired
June 26, 2021
I worked with Gordon for many years. He was a kind man and was well liked by his peers. As an SRO, his students loved him. He will be missed by all the retirees and employees of the Arvada Police Deptment that knew him.
Mary Miklos
June 26, 2021
I didn´t know you personally, Gordon. But I did. We drove the same streets. Walked the same alleys and hallways. And we wore the same badge. Your good police work, and dedication to the community and youth of Arvada preceded you. I´m praying for your families, both blood and Blue. Lord, please grant them strength in this most difficult time, especially your wife and boys. And may God shine His perpetual Blue light upon your soul. Rest well, Officer Beesley.
Ken Morgan
Work
June 26, 2021
Gordon exemplified humility, selflessness, and service for police officers everywhere. "It is not how he died that made him a hero, it is how he lived."
Ron Sloan
Work
June 26, 2021
Condolences to all who knew Officer Beesley. Having worn the uniform for many years it is sad that lives are destroyed by the mere fact that one has dedicated his life to helping others. Officer Beesley will become a part of Gods Angels. Perhaps watching over us all. My prayers for his family in their time of grief.
David Martin APD Officer 1968 to 1998
June 26, 2021
As I retired from Arvada in 2000, I never had the privilege of working with Gordon. But I know the Arvada PD and the quality of those hired. And in that sense I knew Gordon. I know too well the numbness, and shock that is occurring with Gordon´s family, friends and within the police department. My wife & I are praying for you all each hour of every day. May God bless you and give you strength. Garv Arvada PD Commander 1973-2000
John Garavaglia
Other
June 26, 2021
By far the majority of peace officers are good people who give of themselves to serve their fellow man. Gordon Beesley was such a good man. He gave all for his community. There is no higher service that one can give; there is no higher calling. RIP Officer Beesley
Patrick Ahlstrom
Other
June 26, 2021
I retired from the PD in 2002 and moved to the western slope. I did not know Gordon personally but as a brother in blue I "know" him. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. May Gods peace reign in your lives.
Steve Dunivan
Work
June 26, 2021
Gordon exemplified the utmost in selflessness and service of police officers everywhere. "It is not how he died that makes him a hero, it is how he lived."
Ron Sloan
Work
June 26, 2021
May the concern and sympathy of those who care help you all through this difficult time. Good Man gone to soon. RIP
Gwen and Larry (Benny) Bennington
Work
June 26, 2021
Gordon, thanks for being one of the good guys. You will be greatly missed.
Scott
Work
June 26, 2021
Thank you for your service sir. May God be with you.
Johnny Carrillo
June 26, 2021
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