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Hundreds hold vigil for elk killed by cop

2013-01-07 22:03

Boulder - Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in the US for an elk killed by a police officer.

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

The large animal with antlers was wandering the Colorado neighbourhood when it was fatally shot by a Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave.

An off-duty officer suspected of helping by loading the carcass into a truck is also on leave.

The Boulder Daily Camera reported that organisers of the vigil wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.

Comments
  • Phobos777 - 2013-01-07 22:14

    Your kidding me, right???!!!!

      RedForman101 - 2013-01-07 22:38

      not kidding...they held a venison braai afterwards

  • tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-07 22:23

    "organisers of the vigil wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure" - only in America.

  • buzz.bar.16 - 2013-01-07 22:31

    All these funny comments. Oh deer me.....

  • buzz.bar.16 - 2013-01-07 22:32

    These cops will just try and pass the buck if ever it goes to court...

  • buzz.bar.16 - 2013-01-07 22:33

    Antelope - when 2 ants run away to get married.... Ok, I'll stop now.

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2013-01-07 23:10

    Maybe we owe our rhinos a vigil , to find closure !

  • gary.landman - 2013-01-08 00:00

    BOULDER Colorado is a leftist democratic hippie anti-gun bastion of stupidity. Its no suprise...

  • harley.mills.129 - 2013-01-08 00:13

    Is it April 1st?

  • tommo.too - 2013-01-08 02:17

    Elke dag a tragedy...

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-01-08 02:46

    How about: Hundreds hold BBQ for elk killed by cop.. Many bellies where fed, kudus to cop!

  • pieter.visser.9883 - 2013-01-08 03:40

    Now I know why people hate the west and its cultures in general. Some of us have become obsessed with totally mindless things. Then we go even further and put this crap in the news for all to see...

  • liezl.haramis.7 - 2013-01-08 05:26

    Brainless Americans...!!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-08 06:26

      yea liezl, all 300 million of them are at the vigil... When next Zipper and the Zombies have a cleansing ritual for the roads are you going to say.."Brainless South Africans..."?

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2013-01-08 07:01

    Its a flippen "Takbok"!!!!!! Grieve & find closure? Did it have a name? Even the Romans would go: "We were never this screwd up near our end."

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