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Boulder residents hold vigil for elk killed by cop

Published On: Jan 07 2013 08:33:32 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 07 2013 08:37:48 AM CST
BOULDER, Colo. -

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

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

The elk that had wandered the neighborhood was fatally shot by an on-duty Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of helping by loading the carcass into a pickup is also on leave.

The Boulder Daily Camera reported that organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.


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