The Boulder police officer who was fatally shot at the King Soopers supermarket today was identified as Eric Talley by Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold.
Talley was the first officer to respond at the scene, according to Herold. He was 51 years old and had served with the Boulder Police Department since 2010, Herold said.
“He served in numerous roles supporting the Boulder Police Department and the community of Boulder,” Herold said.
“And I have to tell you the heroic action of this officer when he responded to the scene. At 1430 hours, the Border Police Department began receiving phone calls of shots fired in the area,” the chief continued. “A phone call about a possible person with a patrol rifle. Officer Talley responded to the scene, was first on the scene, and he was fatally shot.”