Vigil held for slain APD officer at Peace Lutheran Church

Over 700 people attend Tuesday night's remembrance of Officer Gordon Beesley

Ryan Dunn
rdunn@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 6/22/21

A vigil honoring fallen Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley was held on June 22 at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Arvada. The church’s worship center filled past its 700-person capacity, …

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Vigil held for slain APD officer at Peace Lutheran Church

Over 700 people attend Tuesday night's remembrance of Officer Gordon Beesley

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A vigil honoring Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley, who was killed in the June 21 Olde Town shooting, was held on June 22 at 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Arvada. The church’s worship center filled past its 700-person capacity, with onlookers spilling out into the atrium.

The vigil featured speeches from Arvada Mayor Marc Williams, City Manager Mark Deven and two of Beesley’s co-workers at Oberon Middle School. After the speeches,  religious leaders from the community shared thoughts, songs and prayers.

The Shrine of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Olde Town will hold another prayer vigil on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m.

An Emergency Assistance Center at the Shrine of St. Anne’s  will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the gym at St. Anne’s Church starting June 23, according to APD Public Information Officer Dave Snelling. The Center will provide counseling for any community members, particularly those who were impacted in the Olde Town area.

Donations to the family of Officer Gordon Beesley can be made at cofallenhero.org

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