BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — One year ago March 22, 10 people lost their lives in a shooting at the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Since then the store has reopened, but the healing process is continuing with several events for a day of remembering and honoring those impacted Tuesday.
At 2 p.m., a line-of-duty death commemoration will be held at Boulder Police Department. That will be to honor Officer Eric Talley, who died moments after responding to the shooting inside the store.
Thirty minutes later, all City of Boulder offices will hold a moment of silence at 2:30 p.m. That will be followed by a community-wide day of remembrance gathering held at the Glen Huntington bandshell from 4:30 until 6 p.m.
As for the grocery store, it reopened last month and gave the community a chance to reclaim a major piece of their lives.
Also expected in attendance at the day’s community-wide day of remembrance will be Gov. Jared Polis and Congressman Joe Neguse.
Polis issued the following statement, “It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since the lives of ten of our fellow Coloradans were tragically taken far too soon at the King Soopers on Table Mesa. With every day that goes by, with every anniversary, with each new beginning, we think of them with love. We remember that day but also the acts of kindness and compassion that quickly followed — from the embrace of strangers to families traveling from every corner leaving flowers, prayers, and handmade signs at the memorial. Let today serve as a reminder that moving forward doesn’t mean leaving those we’ve lost behind. We must never forget the Colorado spirit of strength and resilience demonstrated in our darkest hours, together we will help each other heal, take pride in our community, and cherish our time with our loved ones all the more.”