Tributes to the ten victims of Monday’s shooting continue all around our state this weekend. On Saturday evening, dozens gathered outside a church in Frederick for a prayer service and candlelight vigil.
KATHY WALSH: Good evening. I'm Kathy Walsh, and thank you for joining us.
It's been five days since the mass shooting inside a Boulder King Soopers. That community, the families and friends of the victims are grieving the loss of 10 innocent people.
Tributes to the victims of Monday's shooting continue all around our state this weekend. And tonight, dozens gathered outside a church in Frederick for a prayer service and candlelight vigil. Our Conor McCue was there. Conor, the organizers say this loss is personal.
CONOR MCCUE: Yeah, Kathy, the two women who put this together tonight are the wives of metro area police officers and say they worry every single day about their husbands not coming home. Tonight they wanted the families of Officer Talley, well as the nine other victims, to know the community still stands with them.
- We gather with heavy hearts. We gather to gather to grieve the loss of a member of our community.
CONOR MCCUE: Five days later, the pain from what happened in Boulder is still fresh.
- Words cannot express the sadness that we are experiencing.
CONOR MCCUE: In many cases, the tears are not yet dry.
- It's tough. It's very hard.
- At Rocky Mountain Christian Church, the grieving continued Saturday for the 10 lives lost inside King Soopers.
- I feel pain for every family that has to experience this kind of trauma.
CONOR MCCUE: Through song and prayer, the community honored each victim but paid special attention to one.
- Every day you worry that it's going to be your officer.
CONOR MCCUE: Police wives Heather Gunter and Danielle Hoff say officer Eric Talley's family has been on their minds all week.
- We wanted them to be able to turn on their TV and see that there's other police wives out here and that we are surrounding you.
CONOR MCCUE: Throughout the event, the community showed that same support, offering prayers and thank you's to Talley and all first responders.
- Our hearts go out to you.
CONOR MCCUE: One Boulder officer who responded to the scene shared his appreciation for all the support.
- I just want to say thank you from the bottom of all our hearts for the support you've shown us, Eric's family, and all the victims in this.
- (SINGING) How patient--
CONOR MCCUE: 10 lives forever lost.
- (SINGING) --that grieves--
CONOR MCCUE: A community determined to show support and overcome.
- (SINGING) --we are.
Now, a number of those who attended tonight were also first responders from all across the metro area, coming to show their support and offer their thoughts and prayers to the families of all of those victims. Many speakers actually told the crowd to thank those first responders as well, as they, like the rest of the community, have a lot of healing to do in the next weeks and months.
Live tonight in Frederick, Conor McCue covering Colorado First.