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.