DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – Law enforcement officials showed their respect for the mother of fallen bouldering cop Eric Talley on Saturday. Talley’s mother and family were escorted from New Mexico to Colorado on Interstate 25.
KKTV reports that law enforcement agencies and first responders have been waiting for escort transfers on I-25.
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The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office also participated in the solemn show of solidarity. They say Talley’s family is on their way to Boulder.
Talley was among 10 people shot dead at a King Soopers in Boulder on March 22nd.
Talley will be buried on March 30th at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette. The public is invited to participate, but participation is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. You are encouraged to watch a live stream of the service on CBSN Denver. He leaves behind a wife and seven children.
Talley’s sister, Kirsten Brooks, remembered assuring her that it wasn’t his job as a law enforcement officer that was unsafe, but “people.” Despite the risk, he told her it was more good than bad.
She said the shooting was a hateful act.
“What this man did, he took my brother’s life and he took nine more lives. And these beautiful people are gone and that shouldn’t bring me more hatred, ”said Brooks. “Yes, I was angry. I’m still angry. And sadness, but I don’t hate that person. He doesn’t get that power. “