The procession in #Boulder is underway pic.twitter.com/J6Zl2pgfjW— David Mullen (@mullen_david) March 24, 2021
Hundreds of people lined up along a three-mile stretch of a Boulder-area highway Wednesday afternoon to honor slain Boulder Officer Eric Talley.
Some people sat in their cars, while others stood on the side of the road saluting, waving flags and waving goodbye as Talley's body was being escorted to an Aurora funeral home by over 20 patrol units and a fire truck.
Boulder High School Senior Jai Bergstein stood alongside Foothills Parkway waving his "Back The Blue American Flag" and told OutThereColorado he had to show respect to his friend.
"I just want to show my support, you know, he's a great man, super strong and he has seven kids," Bergstein said. "I just want to come out here and show my appreciation for what he's done and hopefully we don't have to have another one."
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said the support the department and community has received has been unbelievable.
"I'm overwhelmed by the support not only the police department is getting, but the families of the victims, and it just goes to show you that when it's all said and done, a sense of community is probably one of the most important things you can have," Herold told The Denver Gazette along-side Foothills Parkway Wednesday.