(ChurchLeaders) A mass shooting Monday in Boulder, Colo., has left 10 people dead, including 51-year-old police officer Eric Talley. Talley was a husband, a father of seven, and a devoted follower of Jesus.
“He took his job as a police officer very seriously,” said Eric Talley’s father, Homer, in a statement released to the media. “He had seven children. The youngest is seven years old. He loved his kids and his family more than anything…and he believed in Jesus Christ.”
Talley had been in the police force for 11 years and was in the process of pursuing a less dangerous job. Said his father, “He was looking for a job to keep himself off the front lines and was learning to be a drone operator. He didn’t want to put his family through something like this.”