On Monday, June 21, an unspeakable tragedy took place in our community. During that terrible event, an Arvada Police officer gave his life in service to our community. This webpage provides information about community opportunities for sharing support and appreciation for Officer Beesley, his family and the Arvada Police Department.
For information related to the investigation of the events of June 21, visit the June 21 Shooting page.
- Services for Officer Beesley were held on Tuesday, June 29 and aired on Channels 8/880 and live streamed at https://arvada.org/live-stream.
- Watch a recording of the Arvada Community Prayer Vigil, hosted by the Faith Community on June 22.
- Read a statement from the Arvada Mayor and City Council to the Arvada Community.
- The Olde Town Water Tower will be lit in blue in honor of Officer's Beesley's sacrifice.
- For information related the investigation of the events of June 21, visit the June 21 Shooting page. Public safety media inquiries should be directed to the Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer: Detective David Snelling, 720-898-6654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who wish to contribute financially, the official donation site for Officer Beesley is through the Colorado Fallen Heroes Foundation: https://www.cofallenhero.org.
A temporary memorial has been placed at the main entrance to City Hall (59th Avenue and Ammons Street entrance). This location is highly visible to our public safety team and is the most meaningful place for people to pay respects and place memorials.
Mental Health Assistance
- Colorado Crisis and Support Line, available 24/7 at 844-983-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.
- Jefferson Center for Mental Health, the Jefferson Center Walk-In Crisis Center is available at 4643 Wadsworth, Arvada, (303-425-0300). Jefferson Center’s Zoom support: https://jcmh.zoom.us/my/arvadastrongsupportandresourceline, has extended availability, and is now serving the community between 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., on weekdays, through July 9, with the option to extend, as needed.
In Memory of Officer Beesley
- 2015 9News video of Officer Beesley riding to school with Oberon students
- Arvada Report article (page 7) Officer Beesely featured as Employee of the Year
- by City Manager