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 Robert Beghtol drowned while conducting an underwater scuba exercise with other members of the agency's scuba team.

They were diving in the reservoir near the intersection of W 60th ASvenue and Tennyson Street 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 had served with the Arvada Police Department for 2-1/2 years. His grandfather was the first uniformed policeman to serve full-time on the agency. He was survived by his wife, four sons, parents, sister, and grandparents.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

dive team

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