Saturday, January 12, 2013

Just when you thought you heard it all - Vigil Held For Elk Killed By Cop In Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, CO — A vigil was held for an elk killed by a cop in Boulder last week. The vigil was held on Mapleton Hill on Sunday evening, where neighborhood residents mourned the loss of the majestic animal.

The elk was shot fatally by an on-duty police officer and a second off-duty officer is suspected of helping to load the animal into a pickup truck, taking it away to be processed for meat.

The Daily Camera reports that Nancy Platt, of Boulder, stated of the bull elk:

“He was a beautiful animal. He was hurting nobody. He didn’t deserve what he got.”

The Boulder cop accused of shooting the elk has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the matter. The off-duty officer was also placed on leave.

Jim Riemersma organized the vigil for the elk killed last week to give his neighborhood the opportunity to grieve for their beloved animal, celebrate his life and, hopefully, find “a little bit of closure.” Riemersma stated:


“I know a lot of us have had a lot of anger, a lot of questions, a lot of uncertainty. Tonight’s a celebration, a celebration of the elk. We loved him. But I think he loved us, too, because he returned to this neighborhood.”

CBS Loca
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s that several neighbors are outraged at the cops who killed the elk, Sam Carter and Brent Curnow. They believe that there was no reason to kill the elk and think that anti-poaching laws should be applied to the case. Resident Marcus O’Bryon spoke at the elk’s vigil, saying:

“I cried; outraged; I lost a very dear friend. I know that’s hard for some people to believe, but he was an incredible, magnificent creature.”

Carter, who delivered the fatal blow with a single bullet, killed the elk on Tuesday because he felt the animal needed to be “humanely euthanized” because it was injured. Neither officer reported the shooting until neighbors began to ask questions.

Carter posed for a photo with the elk, then Curnow “took the elk in his own vehicle to process the meat for personal use.” Residents contend that the elk was not injured in the hours before it was killed.

Do you think it is silly to hold a vigil for the elk killed by a cop in Boulder, Colorado, or are the residents right to mourn the loss of the animal?

People of Boulder, Co gather to sing amazing grace over the killing of the “deceased Elk”.

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday for an elk that was killed last Tuesday on Mapleton Hill in Boulder. Video by Cliff Grassmick

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

These loons care more for an elk than the entire black community cares for a lost generation of humans .... I wonder if it was a black elk? Maybe the FBI can investigate it as a hate crime

Anonymous said...

This is nothing. People are being pulled down and mauled to death by the millions of feral dogs in Mexico City, and the police are "testing dog stomach contents trying to find the responsible dogs" and fighting with the Street Dog Protection Association.

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-city-feral-dog-killings-open-debate-193422959.html

Anonymous said...

Personally I think this cop is a real asshole. And I am a cop also. Posing over the body of the animal wasn't such a great idea. And taking it away for his own personal food was certainly wrong. I don't know all the facts of why he shot the animal but perhaps this officer needs a long unpaid vacation to think about his actions. If the public wants to have a vigil for this animal they have every right. Too much killing going on amongst us humans and perhaps people are just tired of the carnage.

Anonymous said...


Either:

They need a big raise to feed their family's !

They are represented by FUK Only Police!

They have absolutely no vision plan or regular qualification!

They have a very strange religious Moose and Elk worshiping cult.

They need better quality control on the weed being sold there before a Rocky Mountain Slide gets worse. Classes needed too?

Whatever you do, don't let any Asian's find out how big your dogs get!

Anonymous said...

Do you know the Native American word for: "Vegetarian " ?


BAD HUNTER!

Anonymous said...

that elk is more handsome than most male blacks.

Anonymous said...

C'mon--That elk was an honor roll student who was turning his life around.

Anonymous said...

" A shot in the dark, puts Venison on the table "

Anonymous said...

If the elk was injured there's no issue here and also.no issue utilizing the meat. Lots of people in coloradohate cops

Old Retired Guy said...

People of Boulder, Co gather to sing amazing grace over the killing of the “deceased Elk”.

Click Here to See Video

You will laugh your ass off!

Retired but not castrated! said...

" Anonymous said...
Personally I think this cop is a real asshole. And I am a cop also. Posing over the body of the animal wasn't such a great idea. And taking it away for his own personal food was certainly wrong. I don't know all the facts of why he shot the animal but perhaps this officer needs a long unpaid vacation to think about his actions. If the public wants to have a vigil for this animal they have every right. Too much killing going on amongst us humans and perhaps people are just tired of the carnage.

January 9, 2013 2:05 AM"


To the castrated now inhabiting the job and to the guy above - Possibly a dumb move on his part for letting the picture be published but we all have done some dumb things......

But you my "FRIEND" are an asshole and you speak volumes about what has gone wrong with this job.

I fully expect you to get a plane ticket to Colorado and join in the vigil.

It was common practice once upon a time for coppers to take pictures with the 2 legged and 4 legged feral animals they shot.

Mr. SouthSide said...

Those people in Colorado must have migrated there from the north side of Chicago.

Mr. SouthSide said...

Those people in Colorado must have migrated there from the north side of Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Any teddy bears,mylar balloons, and votive candles on the corner.If not, then it doesn't have chicago street cred.
Almost forgot the empty 1/2 dog of Remey VSOP.

Anonymous said...

No hunting or fishing without a license, government controls these things.
The Government created the heavens and the earth.

Anonymous said...

"People of Boulder, Co gather to sing amazing grace over the killing of the “deceased Elk”."

Oh, isn't that special. Why don't you people do something worthwhile with your lives? Go stand out front of an abortion clinic and sing Amazing Grace... maybe you can save an innocent baby's life.

What a bunch of dildoes. smh

Connie Diaz said...

" Anonymous said...

This is nothing. People are being pulled down and mauled to death by the millions of feral dogs in Mexico City, and the police are "testing dog stomach contents trying to find the responsible dogs" and fighting with the Street Dog Protection Association.

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-city-feral-dog-killings-open-debate-193422959.html"

Stray dogs? Stray mexicans? It is all good...

Anonymous said...

He was just turning his life around. He was attending Boulder Community College and wanted ta be a doctor.

Anonymous said...

That is why crazy shit heads can shoot up movie houses there in the 'gun free zones'...

All the liberals are too busy worry about a dead elk!

Jingo Jay said...

“I cried; outraged; I lost a very dear friend..." Ya just last week the elk stopped by while we smoked cigars and drank beer. He listened while I vented and I let him do the same. I will miss him dearly!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they could have gotten that elk some medical marijuana from one of those outlets in CO. Where's that cop from? Berkley CA.? There is carnage in this country because of Dem. politicians,sniveling pointey nosed yellow toothed democraps.The world would be a better place without their input.I love animals but if one is hurting and cannot be saved , do it a favor ,don't let it suffer.As far as a vigil goes thats their own buisness.

Anonymous said...

Someone should wack the asshole with a ballbat,strap Him across the hood of Their truck and drive down main street honking the horn..
Just when You think todays Cops cant get any dumber a drunk asshole shows how wrong that idea is.Seriously I hope They prosecute His poacher ass like the scum bag He is.

Anonymous said...

For the fellow at 2:05am...First off I am not your friend. I spent too many eight hour tours riding next to little whores like you pretending to be tough guys. Killing a sick animal doesn't make you anything but the cunt that you are. And please don't get on your computer when you get home drunk at 2:00am...asshole.

Anonymous said...


So are Orangatans but I don't shoot things that hang from trees?

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I wouldn't eat a wild animal killed inside of city limits. You don't know what has gotten into that animal.

Anonymous said...

People...you are missing what's going on here. I once lived in the "Peoples Republic of Boulderia" There is a reason this place is referred to as "The City surrounded by Reality". If you don't believe this visit the Boulder County JUSTICE Center one day and get harassed and framed for something horrendous walking in....just for being a Male! These psychotics love to hate, hate all that dont fit into their sick wacko ideals. They hate cops and want to castrate every one of them. That pathetic DA Garnett has checked his balls in at the Courthouse with Chief Bailin because he was forced too. With this said, I do not condone what they did as it was poaching, but please....10 yrs Jail time? This wouldn't have even made the news in most towns, but the hippies held a vigil and one Mapeleton Neighborhood Hater actually stated to the local press how this elk was her savior, yet she did not refer to this Elk by name? Don't be sucked into Boulder hate for all law, let them dissolve into the sewer they created the Peoples Repuplic of Boulderia!

Anonymous said...

People...you are missing what's going on here. I once lived in the "Peoples Republic of Boulderia" There is a reason this place is referred to as "The City surrounded by Reality". If you don't believe this visit the Boulder County JUSTICE Center one day and get harassed and framed for something horrendous walking in....just for being a Male! These psychotics love to hate, hate all that dont fit into their sick wacko ideals. They hate cops and want to castrate every one of them. That pathetic DA Garnett has checked his balls in at the Courthouse with Chief Bailin because he was forced too. With this said, I do not condone what they did as it was poaching, but please....10 yrs Jail time? This wouldn't have even made the news in most towns, but the hippies held a vigil and one Mapeleton Neighborhood Hater actually stated to the local press how this elk was her savior, yet she did not refer to this Elk by name? Don't be sucked into Boulder hate for all law, let them dissolve into the sewer they created the Peoples Repuplic of Boulderia!

King Kaffir said...

Lawd Hab Mercy---

Millions? Really? Best not exaggerate boy.