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Hundreds Line the Street to Pay Honor to Fallen Officer Eric Talley in Colorado

Hundreds of people lined up for farewell as slain police officer Eric Talley’s body was moved from the coroner’s office to the funeral home. He had worked to save the citizens from the recent grocery store mass shooting.

Eric Talley (51) was one of 10 people killed at the grocery market in Boulder, CO. He was the first responder to arrive at the King Soopers supermarket and was killed by the gunman.

This death has brought the gun debate to the forefront, as many people are panicking about the range of guns available in the market, which can have a great impact on the number of people hurt by those abusing their guns. Officer Talley leaves his wife and 7 young children behind, aged 5 to 17. He had been a member of the Boulder police force since 2010 and is the first officer to be killed in the line of duty since 1994.

What’s even more notable is that those at the grocery stores were simple, ordinary people; some of them were essential workers performing their duties during this ongoing pandemic.

The hearse stopped by at the Boulder Police Department and headed to the funeral home in Aurora.

On March 24, President Biden praised Officer Talley’s heroism, and VP Harris brought the gun control law to the Senate floor.


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