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Updated Jan 7, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Boulder residents hold vigil for elk killed by cop

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer.

Those honoring the animal on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories.

The elk that had wandered the neighborhood was fatally shot by an on-duty Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of helping by loading the carcass into a pickup is also on leave.

The Boulder Daily Camera (
http://tinyurl.com/a8hucx6) reported that organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.

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Information from: Daily Camera,
http://www.dailycamera.com/

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