Ronald Troyke, the killer of Olde Town Arvada, was caught on his cell phone camera

Ronald Troyke, the killer of Olde Town Arvada, was caught on his cell phone camera

The earlier episode took place at the Olde Town Arvada Library, where a couple of Arvada cops (not Beesley) were in the midst of busting an individual with outstanding warrants; they’d originally been called to the scene over an alleged trespassing complaint. As the man was being taken into custody, Troyke approached the cops and began barking at them while recording the interaction on his cell phone. He repeatedly referred to the officers as “sovereign citizens,” called them “terrible people,” criticized the department for not requiring body cameras (a policy that’s slated to change soon) and suggested that many law enforcers are “brainwashed.”

Ronald Troyke’s Cop Encounter Two Weeks Before the Attack on Olde Town Arvada Arvada Police Officer Kraig Brownlow was killed on June 21 after an attack in Olde Town Arvada, and 1st Judicial District DA Alexis King said earlier this month that no charges would be filed against him. Prosecutors found at the time that Brownlow couldn’t have known Hurley was a hero who shot and killed Ronald Troyke after killing another cop, Gordon Beesley. However, the Arvada Police Department continues to release information related to the case, including a video taken by Troyke during a confrontation with cops on June 7, two weeks before he terrified the town and murdered Beesley.


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  • Troyke clearly had a problem with Arvada cops. In June, the APD released portions of a document he left behind that contained the following statements: A more recently released letter excerpt demonstrates that Troyke’s antipathy to police extended to additional departments. It reads: “I dedicate what I did to Aurora PD. Especially those officers involved in the killing and mocking of Elijah McClain.”