(HorizonPost.com) – On March 22, a 21-year-old man allegedly shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a Boulder, Colorado grocery store. If that wasn’t bad enough, he then turned his attention to the store itself. By the time police captured Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, there were a total of 10 dead, including a local officer who was first to arrive on the scene.
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) took to her Twitter feed to honor Officer Eric Talley for his commitment and willingness to put his life on the line to protect his community every time he put on the uniform. Another tweet by local reporter Deborah Takahara had several pictures of a makeshift memorial outside the city’s Public Safety Office, including one of a Mountain Dew can with “EOW 03-22-21” written in marker on the outside.
Eric Talley died a hero.
When others ran for safety, he ran towards the violence.
Our police are always willing to put their lives on the line for us & we should always thank every officer we see for their service.
May God comfort his family & heal their broken hearts. pic.twitter.com/19WuDZkMLy
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 23, 2021
— Deborah Takahara (@debtakahara) March 23, 2021
EOW stands for End of Watch. In this context, it signifies a police officer gave his life in the line of duty, serving his final shift to protect his community. Officer Talley’s wife and seven children survive him, but they have the added burden of watching politicians use their loved one’s death for political gain before they can even say goodbye.
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