Fallen Boulder Officer Eric Talley's Sister Says He Always Wanted to Be a Pilot in Moving Post
Following Eric Talley's death at the recent Boulder shooting, his little sister Kristin has taken to social media to pen a heartfelt tribute describing his death as a devastating loss.
Police Officer Eric Talley was among the victims of a recent shooting that happened in Boulder. In the wake of the tragic incident, his sister, Kristin, has penned a touching tribute.
Taking to Twitter, Kristin shared an adorable throwback photo of herself and Talley and accompanied it with a note stating that the slain officer is her big brother.
Kristin expressed her grief over Talley's death, describing it as a devastating loss and adding that she could not explain how beautiful he was to her and many others. She concluded by writing:
"Fly high, my sweet brother. You always wanted to be a pilot (damn color blindness). Soar."
BREAKING: A visibly shaken Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold confirms 10 fatalities in the shooting today at King Sooper grocery store including one police officer, Eric Talley. pic.twitter.com/am8W0FNTcH— TheSadTruth💙 (@ReportsDaNews) March 23, 2021
The touching post was met with a series of comments from supporters and followers who shared their condolences and offered prayers for Kristin and the rest of her family.
Apart from Talley, authorities have confirmed that nine other people were killed in the shooting, which happened in a Colorado supermarket on Monday.
Officer Eric Talley is my big brother. He died today in the Boulder shooting. My heart is broken. I cannot explain how beautiful he was and what a devastating loss this is to so many. Fly high my sweet brother. You always wanted to be a pilot (damn color blindness). Soar. pic.twitter.com/tgt2DxPsqz— Kirstin (@Roozersmom) March 23, 2021
Talking about the incident, Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty reportedly said Talley's life was cut short too soon, adding that he was one of the most outstanding officers in the police department.
Talley joined the Boulder Police Department in 2010, meaning he served as an officer for over ten years until his tragic death on Monday.
In addition to his commitment to the Boulder Police Department, Talley was also a doting father of seven children whom he loved more than anything in the world.
Sources close to Talley also revealed that the late officer had been looking for a job to keep him away from the frontlines and was learning to be a drone operator.
Talley was the first officer to arrive at the Table Mesa Drive grocery store after reports of the shooting were made to the Boulder Police Department.
Following the tragic incident, one person has been arrested as the investigation continues. Hopefully, Talley and all other victims will get the justice they so deserve.
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