Police cars form a procession for murdered Boulder cop Eric Talley

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Dozens of police cars form a memorial procession for murdered Boulder cop Eric Talley, 51, who was shot while trying to save victims in a supermarket massacre

  • A police guard procession is underway in Colorado for Boulder police officer Eric Talley who was gunned down in the grocery store massacre last week
  • The public memorial service for the murdered officer is held today at Flatirons Community Church in Boulder
  • The procession of dozens of police cars and other emergency vehicles began in Thornton before making the 25-mile journey to Boulder
  • The 51-year-old father of seven was one of 10 people shot when a gunman opened fire at the King Soopers store in Boulder on March 22.

A police guard procession is underway in Colorado for Boulder police officer Eric Talley who was gunned down in the grocery store massacre last week.

The public memorial service for the murdered officer is held today at Flatirons Community Church in Boulder.

The procession of dozens of police cars and other emergency vehicles began in Thornton before making the 25-mile journey to Boulder.

The memorial service is open to the general public, but attendance is also limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers had encouraged people to watch a live stream of the service online.

The procession of dozens of police cars and other emergency vehicles began in Thornton before making the 25-mile journey to Boulder

The procession of dozens of police cars and other emergency vehicles began in Thornton before making the 25-mile journey to Boulder

The procession of dozens of police cars and other emergency vehicles began in Thornton before making the 25-mile journey to Boulder

The procession of dozens of police cars and other emergency vehicles began in Thornton before making the 25-mile journey to Boulder

The procession of dozens of police cars and other emergency vehicles began in Thornton before making the 25-mile journey to Boulder

Talley’s funeral mass was held yesterday in Denver.

The 51-year-old father of seven was one of 10 people shot when gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, opened fire at the King Soopers store in Boulder on March 22.

Police said officers arrived a minute and 40 seconds after being warned about the shooting.

The 51-year-old father of seven was one of 10 people shot when gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, opened fire at the King Soopers store in Boulder on March 22.

The 51-year-old father of seven was one of 10 people shot when gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, opened fire at the King Soopers store in Boulder on March 22.

The 51-year-old father of seven was one of 10 people shot when gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, opened fire at the King Soopers store in Boulder on March 22.

They said Talley led a first team of agents in within 30 seconds of arriving and the suspect shot and killed Talley.

Nine other people, including customers and workers, were also murdered.

Alissa, who was injured in the leg during a gunshot exchange with police, has been charged with ten first-degree murder and one attempted first-degree murder for shooting another officer.

During Talley’s funeral service, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver said the officer sacrificed his life and showed what’s best about the police.

“Jesus told us that no one loves more than to give their life and Eric lived that,” he said.

Aquila offered his prayers and condolences to Talley’s family, including his wife and seven children.

He also said he would pray for the protection of the police, which is all too often taken for granted.

“You are all too often taken for granted, and yet in situations like this you are the one who protects human life,” Aquila said.

A man responds as he watches a procession of police vehicles approaching the memorial service for murdered Boulder police officer Eric Talley on Tuesday

A man responds as he watches a procession of police vehicles approaching the memorial service for murdered Boulder police officer Eric Talley on Tuesday

A man responds as he watches a procession of police vehicles approaching the memorial service for murdered Boulder police officer Eric Talley on Tuesday

A group of children hold flags and signs as the procession passed before Talley on Tuesday

A group of children hold flags and signs as the procession passed before Talley on Tuesday

A group of children hold flags and signs as the procession passed before Talley on Tuesday

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