Only recently, a Boulder police officer shot and killed an elk which made it its habit to walk about a neighborhood in this part of the US. Several days after this incident occurred, people decided to hold a candlelight vigil and mourn the animal's death.
Whereas some individuals claim that this elk displayed signs of aggression directed towards humans, the people who attended the vigil say that that was not the case and that the animal simply did not deserve to die in that manner.
A Boulder resident named Nancy Platt argued that, “He was a beautiful animal. He was hurting nobody. He didn't deserve what he got,” sources report.
The vigil was organized near the place where the elk was killed, and it seems that it actually helped people say goodbye to the animal and get some closure.
For the time being, the police officer who shot the elk finds himself on paid administrative leave. His fate will be decided by the results of an ongoing internal investigation.