Patrolman Robert G. Beghtol

Patrolman Robert G. Beghtol

Arvada Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, July 28, 1961

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Robert G. Beghtol

Patrolman Beghtol drowned while conducting an underwater scuba exercise with other members of the agency's scuba team. They were diving in a deep gravel pit when Patrolman Beghtol incurred cramps due to the cold water. His equipment then became entangled with debris in the bottom of the pit, preventing him from surfacing.

Patrolman Beghtol was a member of the Arvada Police Department for two and one-half years. His grandfather was the first uniformed policeman to serve full time on the Arvada police force. He was survived by his wife, four sons, parents, sister, and his grandparents.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Patrolman Robert G. BEGHTOL ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You

another grateful citizen

July 28, 2015

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