One Year Ago: Police Officer Killed by Radical, Radical Killed by Good Samaritan, Good Samaritan Killed by Police

By Matt Connelly
One Year Ago: Police Officer Killed by Radical, Radical Killed by Good Samaritan, Good Samaritan Killed by Police

Today is the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting in downtown Arvada that resulted in the death of a police officer and a good Samaritan with a gun who killed the shooter but was then himself killed by police.
 
The original shooter targeted and ambushed police office Gordon Beesley after apparently being radicalized by anti-police rhetoric and violence. 
 
That evil man was killed by good Samaritan John Hurley who was a law-abiding citizen on the scene and happened to be carrying a gun. In a tragic turn of events, Hurley himself was then killed by another police officer who mistakenly thought Hurley was the shooter. 
 
🔥 KDVR NEWS: Remembering Gordon Beesley 1 year after Olde Town shooting – Read More
 
🔥 KDVR NEWS: Remembering John Hurley 1 year after Olde Town shooting – Read More
 
🔥 KDVR NEWS: Chief: Officer killed in Olde Town shooting was ‘targeted,’ ‘ambushed’ because he was a police officer – Read More


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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado and Campfire Media.