Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold Describes Officer Eric Talley's Selfless Actions At Memorial Service

Police officer Eric Talley's actions before his death during a mass shooting last week prevented more lives from being lost, and Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold wants to make sure his family knows it.

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- Boulder police officer Eric Talley is remembered for his love of family and his bravery during a public funeral in Lafayette today. The father of seven gave his life in the line of duty as the first officer on the scene of the Boulder shootings last Monday. Father Dan Nolan read a poem written by Talley's children for Christmas 2019.

DAN NOLAN: "Dad, our unsung hero, you daily risk your life at work to guard and care for the welfare of the needy. Oh, our praises could never be enough.

- Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold shared that Talley joined the department at the age of 41 after a career in information technology, because he felt police work was his true calling. Chief Herold spoke to his children.

- Your father was kind. Your father died a hero. There's no doubt because of his bravery and quick action, dozens of innocent lives were saved.

- Other speakers included Governor Jared Polis, Talley's supervisor, and his close friends.