Funeral services for supermarket mass shooting victim Officer Eric Talley will be held in a large non-denominational church outside Denver Tuesday.
The 11 a.m. ceremony at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette will be open to the public with COVID-19 restrictions, and livestreamed on television and social media, Boulder officials said.
On Wednesday, citizens and first responders lined streets and highways as the 51-year-old’s body was escorted from a morgue in Boulder to an Aurora funeral home.
The father of seven was one of 10 people who died at the hands of a lone gunman Monday.
Talley was one of the first officers on the scene and bravely ran into the line of fire to protect shoppers from suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa.
He gave up a high-paying job in the private sector in midlife to answer the call of public service.
“He cared about this community, he cared about Boulder Police Department, and he cared about his family. And he was willing to die to protect others,” Chief Maris Herold said Wednesday, according to Denver’s ABC 7.