A 35-year-old Boulder, CO, police officer died while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park Thursday afternoon, the Boulder Police Department announced on Friday.
Officer Ashley Haarmann died after a reportedly 200-foot fall from a mountain path, according to BPD. Her body was covered with the American flag by members of the of BPD Command Staff before it was escorted out of the park late Thursday night, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold told KDVR.
“Our Department is again mourning the loss of a friend, coworker and dedicated public servant,” Herold said. “Ashley was doing something she loved yesterday, and though it’s not much, I hope we can take some solace in that.”