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Eric Talley biography: 13 things about Boulder, Colorado cop

Eric Talley (©Boulder Police Department)

Eric Talley (©Boulder Police Department)

Eric Talley was a police officer in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is the son of Homer Talley. (a)
  2. He is the older brother of Kirstin Talley. (b)
  3. He was a father of seven. (a) (c)
  4. He was devout Christian, according to Jeremy Herko, who described him as one of his best friends. (a)
  5. In 2000, his first child was born. (c)
  6. In 2010, he joined the Boulder Police Department. (c)
  7. In 2013, his youngest child was born. (a)
  8. On June 3, 2013, he was one of three police officers who helped save 11 small ducklings and their mother that were stuck in a drainage ditch in Boulder. The other two were Jack Walker and A.J. Kunz. (d)
  9. On June 1, 2015, he and Walker presented at the Martin Acres Neighborhood Association (MANA) Steering Committee meeting in Martin Acres, Boulder to announce their new community-based policing initiative, which aimed to help officers become a familiar face in their communities. (d)
  10. On March 22, 2021, he was the first officer on the scene at the King Soopers grocery store on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, where a mass shooting took place. The gunman, then 21, fatally shot him. (a)
  11. He died at the age of 51. (a)
  12. Prior to his death, he was working to become a drone operator because he thought it would be safer, according to his father. (c)
  13. He is the sixth Boulder Police Department officer killed in the line of duty. (c)


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