Attorney General Phil Weiser urges Coloradans to come together in wake of tragic Boulder mass shooting
March 23, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statement about the mass shooting at the Boulder King Soopers:
“As we learn more about the awful mass shooting that happened yesterday in Boulder, there are few words that capture the grief and frustration we all are feeling. We have lost ten more Coloradans to another horrific shooting, and my heart goes out to their families and friends. And my heart goes out to the countless King Soopers employees and customers who survived the attack and helped others to safety. I’m also thankful for our law enforcement and first responders for their quick response, heroic actions, and public service.
“One of the shooting victims was Officer Eric Talley, whose bravery and service will never be forgotten. For those who wear the badge as law enforcement officers, losing a colleague in the line of duty is like losing a family member, and I’m so grateful for all the peace officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. Today is also a difficult day for those individuals who have experienced similar tragedies and for whom this episode can bring up additional trauma. We all need to come together to support our fellow Coloradans through this difficult time.
“I’ve spoken with Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty and have offered any support he needs from the Department of Law. Michael is an outstanding district attorney and his office will do a thorough job and justice will be served.
“We need to do better to avoid mass shootings in our state and nation. We have grappled with this issue in Colorado and the conversation about how to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people will continue. For now, we all need to rise to the occasion to support the people of Colorado, and each other, as we always have.”