A vigil was held for an elk killed by a cop in Boulder last week. The vigil was held on Mapleton Hill on Sunday evening, where neighborhood residents mourned the loss of the majestic animal.
The elk was shot fatally by an on-duty police officer and a second off-duty officer is suspected of helping to load the animal into a pickup truck, taking it away to be processed for meat.
The Daily Camera reports that Nancy Platt, of Boulder, stated of the bull elk:
“He was a beautiful animal. He was hurting nobody. He didn’t deserve what he got.”