Boulder shooting: Police officer credited with saving dozens of lives

Boulder shooting: Police officer credited with saving dozens of lives

Boulder police officer Eric Talley, who died a week in a mass shooting inside a city supermarket, was remembered for his delight in helping others and heroics in rescuing heaps throughout the rampage at King Soopers.

Eric Talley, who was 51, was set to rest Tuesday at the Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, according to KDVR.com. The report stated that Talley left behind his wife and seven children. His youngest wore little black suits and held the hands of officers by the force throughout the service, the Denver Post reported.

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said Talley's action on March 22 probably saved dozens of lives in the store, 9News. com reported. Talley was the first officer to arrive at the scene.

"Eric was kind; Eric was brave, and in the long run, ready to die to save other people," he explained. "The Boulder Police Department will not forget Eric or his family's sacrifice."

The other victims were Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; along with Jodi Waters, 65.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, has been charged with 10 counts of murder.

An AR-15-style gun has been recovered within the supermarket and was believed to have been used in the assault, '' said a law enforcement official briefed about the shooting who wasn't authorized to talk publicly and talked to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Rev. Daniel Nolan, who officiated the service, reportedly said,"I would assert that Officer Talley's life wasn't taken -- it had been given."

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