Vigil planned for elk killed by Boulder officer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A candlelight vigil is planned to remember the life of a bull elk that was shot and killed by an on-duty Boulder police officer who has since been placed on administrative leave.

The Daily Camera reports the vigil will be held on Mountain View Road at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police say an on-duty officer killed the animal late Tuesday, and an off-duty officer took the elk home to be processed for meat. The officer who shot the elk allegedly said it was limping and appeared as if it needed to be put down, though a resident has said it wasn't limping a few hours before it died.

Colorado wildlife officials are investigating whether any crimes occurred.


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  • by Szabla Location: Location on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM
    Boulder people are mentally ill! Please adjudicate them as such. This way they will never get a firearm. This is a case for reinstating large mental institutions. Give me a break, get the officer for poaching, and donate the meat to an orphanage.
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