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Rock police Eric Talley killed in the store massacre left his six-character IT job to join forces after his friend DUI’s tragic death


BOVERER Police Officer Eric Talley, who was killed in the Colorado store massacre, left a six-figure IT job to join the police force.

Talley, 51, has made career change after the tragic death of a close friend DUI, friends and family revealed.

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Officer Eric Talley, one of ten victims killed in Monday’s mass shootings, left his six-figure job in the IT industry to become a police officer.Credit: AP
Veronica Hebert placed flowers in Officer Talley's car after the mass shootings

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Veronica Hebert placed flowers in Officer Talley’s car after the mass shootingsCredit: Reuters
Friends and family are mourning the loss of the killed officer and nine others have lost their lives

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Friends and family are mourning the loss of the killed officer and nine others have lost their livesCredit: Reuters

The police killed is one of these ten people were killed when one gunmen opened fire in a King Soopers grocery store on Monday.

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Jeremy Herko spoke to The Denver Post about what prompted his best friend’s career change.

Herko – who met Talley when they were both in the police academy more than ten years ago – said the fallen officer left a job in the information technology industry where he earned more than six figures.

Friends and family said the switch came when he came after his friend died in a DUI accident, The washington posts reported.

Herko called Talley’s change in career path “remarkable.”

The revelation comes like:

“He lost his salary. He lost time away from home. He entered the police academy without a secure job,” he told the store.

Talley’s sister, Kirstin Brooks, shared a heartbreaking post on social media following her brother’s death.

Police and emergency responders greeted as a stream of police cars escorted Talley's body

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Police and emergency responders greeted as a stream of police cars escorted Talley’s bodyCredit: AFP
The shooting occurred at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado on Monday

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The shooting occurred at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado on MondayCredit: EPA
A mourning person is seen paying homage to Talley at a memorial

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A mourning person is seen paying homage to Talley at a memorialCredit: Getty

“I can’t explain how beautiful he is and how terrible it has been for a lot of people,” Brooks said.

“Fly high my dear.”

Talking to The washington postsBrooks describes her brother as always protective.

“To be honest, I know my brother, when he heard that there was a shooting in a supermarket, I knew his first thought was,” There’s kids in there, “Brooks told the store.

She added that her brother – who was seven children with his wife – “Dear children.”

“I know Eric would want to save every one of those lives. I know why he flew there first, because he was thinking, there are families in that store,” she told the store.

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Credit: Twitter / @Roozersmom

Talley is one of them ten victims was killed in a shooting at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado on Monday.

Denny Strong, 20, Neven Stoanisic, 23, Rikki Olds, 25, Tralona Bartkowiak, 49, Suzanne Fountain, 59, Teri Leiker, 51, Officer Eric Talley, 51, Kevin Mahoney, 61, Lynn Murray, 62, Jody Waters, 65 is 10 victims.

Talley responded to reports of an active gunman around 2:30 p.m. – and was shot dead as he ran in to address the gunman.

Police were seen arresting the gunman, leading him out of the grocery store when he was wearing nothing but shorts.

Police have identified the alleged shooters as 21 years old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa.

The alleged gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa has been detained.  He faces ten counts of murder

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The alleged gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa has been detained. He faces ten counts of murderCredit: EPA

Alissa faced 10 murder counts in Monday’s massacre.

A huge line of cars was seen escort Talley’s body after he was shot down.

Emergency responders stood shoulder to shoulder and greeted as the procession passed through the horrified city.

The picture shows Talley’s car covered with flowers on Tuesday, in a memorial to the officer being killed.

Boulder County Attorney Michael Dougherty said that Talley “by all accounts, was one of the outstanding officers at the Boulder Police Department and that his life was too short.”

The police’s father was killed, Home, told The Denver Channel That Talley “is serious about being a policeman.

He said his son loved his family “more than anything” and that he “was looking for a job to keep himself out of the line.”

After the shooting, President Biden call for Background checks are more closely to buy guns.

He also praised Talley as a hero, saying: “When he pinned that badge yesterday morning, he didn’t know what that day would bring.”

“Those are the people who died leaving their families and have a big hole in their heart.”

Joe Biden commented on the shooting in Boulder, Colorado



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