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Residents hold vigil for killed elk

Posted: Updated: Jan 7, 2013 10:31 AM
Source: CBS Source: CBS

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & AP) - Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer.

Those honoring the animal on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories. 

The elk that had wandered the neighborhood was fatally shot by an on-duty Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of helping by loading the carcass into a pickup is also on leave. 

The Boulder Daily Camera reported that organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.

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