Boulder residents hold vigil for dead elk

BOULDER — Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer.

Those honoring the dead elk on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories.

The elk was fatally shot by a Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of assisting in loading the animal’s body into a pickup truck is also on leave.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.



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