Colorado police salute fallen officer Eric Talley’s mother as she travels to funeral

Law enforcement agencies in Colorado showed their respect for the mother of a Boulder police officer who died in Monday’s mass shooting at a supermarket, by lining overpasses and saluting as the woman traveled from New Mexico to attend her son’s funeral.

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Eric Talley, 51, a Boulder police officer, was among the 10 people killed when gunfire erupted Monday at a King Soopers supermarket.

On Saturday, troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and city law enforcement agencies in southern Colorado saluted as Talley’s mother was escorted north on Interstate 25, KKTV reported. Firefighters also stood at attention on overpasses as Talley’s mother headed toward Boulder, the television station reported.

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Fire crews in Colorado Springs also lined an overpass, and members of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office also joined in a solemn show of solidarity, KCNC reported.

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Talley’s funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette, KDVR reported.

Boulder police Chief Maris Herold told reporters that Talley, a father of seven, joined the department in 2010.

“His life was cut far too short as he responded to the shooting that was taking place at King Soopers,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said.