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Candlelight Vigil Held For Elk
Killed By Police Officer In Boulder

KCNC-TV [Denver, CO], by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/6/2013 10:37:16 PM

BOULDER, Colo. – A candlelight vigil was held in Boulder Sunday evening for an elk that was shot by a police officer last Tuesday. The vigil was held on Mountain View Road near where the incident occurred. Some residents say the elk was considered a friend and even a guardian. They created a memorial at a tree in the area. Two police officers who were involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave while the Boulder Police Department investigates. Officers Sam Carter and Brent Curnow are now on leave with pay, Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: veritas, 1/6/2013 10:41:12 PM     (No. 9102315)

I sure hope they had enough grief counselors available....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 1/6/2013 10:42:58 PM     (No. 9102317)

I hope the police cooked and passed around venison to the "homeless."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gdub2, 1/6/2013 10:52:46 PM     (No. 9102331)

I´ve held several candlelight vigils for steers that got killed in slaugterhouses. I like my vigils medium rare.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/6/2013 11:03:22 PM     (No. 9102341)

theys crazy

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 1/6/2013 11:14:49 PM     (No. 9102359)

Candles, a good bottle of red wine, some smashed garlic taters, a little salad, and you can hold a vigil of your own! Oh, and of course, the guest of honor...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/6/2013 11:22:56 PM     (No. 9102368)

I´m holding a vigil for Virgil the goldfish tomorrow night at eight p.m. sharp.

Casual dress.

BYOB.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/6/2013 11:25:45 PM     (No. 9102371)

Wonder if those grief dogs and little horseys will show up?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/6/2013 11:31:10 PM     (No. 9102383)

While a candlelight vigil does sound silly, it would be nice to know just exactly what the injury was to the animal that prompted the dude to shoot it. Don´t they have animal control there?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/6/2013 11:40:54 PM     (No. 9102392)

Those cops need to be prosecuted by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. They had no need nor authority to kill the elk.

Joe Sixpack would be fined $3000 and a loss of hunting privilege in Colorado.

If I had done the shooting, I´d be prosecuted.

Boulder needs to fire them because of psychological problems, bad judgement, and endangering the public. They are likely to do similar things in the future. The public is not safe with them in uniform and carrying guns.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/7/2013 12:18:24 AM     (No. 9102403)

Pay no attention to this whatsoever. It´s Boulder, for crying out loud. When we ran out of room for weirdos in Austin, we shipped the surplus to Boulder.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/7/2013 12:47:28 AM     (No. 9102431)

#10 is correct.

Boulder is dominated by America-hating lunatics, as is much of Colorado.

Please remember that the city of Denver recently attempted to ban people from mentioning Christmas or singing Christmas carols at their "formerly-known-as-Christmas-parade."

This state is controlled by the mentally ill.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mjolnir, 1/7/2013 12:47:35 AM     (No. 9102432)

The vigil is silly. The issue of a police officer poaching a big game animal (while on duty, no less) is a different matter entirely.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/7/2013 1:21:48 AM     (No. 9102449)

A candlelight vigil for an animal? I bet nearly every one of the people at the vigil is in favor of abortion.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: novakid, 1/7/2013 1:23:55 AM     (No. 9102453)

This article is from The Onion,right? The takeoff is hilarious. I understand that the Boulder Police are also being investigated for shooting a squirrel.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 1/7/2013 1:33:14 AM     (No. 9102458)

Funny, none of these grief stricken vigil-goers seem to be able to make it to the Elk winter ranges to help the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation distribute hay to the herds to stave off winter kill.

My guess is the locations are too far away from a Starbucks.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rael, 1/7/2013 3:06:54 AM     (No. 9102503)

Cops? Sound more like crooks. They were engaged in illegal hunting.

Of course allowing a male antlered animal around people is pure suicide. When that elk goes into rut it could kill a person with that rack.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/7/2013 3:56:27 AM     (No. 9102516)

I agree with #9 & 12. Yes, the vigil is a bit much. I am a total animal lover and hate to see one killed for no reason, but a candelight vigil is over the top. I might have a mini funeral for my pets, but that´s about it. I am much more concerned about these rogue cops who think they are above the law and then who obviously lie about what they did.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/7/2013 6:20:19 AM     (No. 9102575)

Boulder residents have lost what brain cells they have left, that´s for sure.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 1/7/2013 8:02:19 AM     (No. 9102721)

Yum, Elk steaks, stews and tenderloin. Killing an elk with one shot shows the officer is a marksman. He is an asset to the city.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mickeymat, 1/7/2013 8:09:21 AM     (No. 9102732)

Boulder will likely now put up a bronze sculpture of the elk thus competing with another bronze erected in Estes Park in honor of an elk that I think was hit by a car. Boulder closes Little League fields if prairie dogs decide to take up residence. Residents have dogs instead of children. And that´s where all the old Volkswagen buses have gone.

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