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Procession, memorial service held for Boulder officer Eric Talley

Eric Talley
Posted at 4:16 PM, Mar 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-30 17:21:14-04

UPDATE Tuesday, March 30, 3:20 p.m.: We have a new story on Officer Eric Talley's memorial service. Click here for more.
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BOULDER, Colo. — The memorial service for fallen officer Eric Talley will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette.

The general public will be allowed to attend, though officials are encouraging supporters to watch the service from home due to COVID-19 restrictions. Denver7 will carry the service on air and livestream it online.

Attendees will be required to wear masks. The church will open at 9:30 a.m. and all guest must be seated by 10:45 a.m.

You can watch the service live by clicking here or in the player below. You can also watch it live in the Denver7 apps on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire or Android TV.

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Talley, a 51-year-old father of seven, was the first responding officer to Monday's mass shooting, which left 10 people dead.

"He's everything policing deserves and needs," Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said. "He cared about this community, he cared about Boulder Police Department, and he cared about his family. And he was willing to die to protect others."

Officials have said Talley's actions, running toward the gunfire, and the actions of other police officers, saved lives.

"He died charging into the line of fire to save people who were simply trying to live their lives and go food shopping," Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said.

Hundreds of supporters lined the streets of Boulder County on Wednesday for a procession that transported Talley's body from the coroner's office to a funeral home in Aurora.