Slain Colorado cop Eric Talley was hailed as a hero lengthy earlier than Monday’s grocery store bloodbath in Boulder — for serving to rescue a bunch of ailing ducklings.
The officer — shot useless dashing right into a King Soopers retailer whereas a madman unleashed a barrage of bullets, killing 10 individuals in all — was amongst three cops who went to the scene of a duck household in misery in June 2013, the Boulder Day by day Digital camera reported on the time.
Eleven ducklings and their mom had gotten trapped in a drainage ditch that had a grate over it.
When the cops couldn’t retrieve the geese on land, Talley hopped down into the opening.
“He was drenched after this,” one of many different officers on the scene, Sgt. Jack Walker, stated of Talley.
“[The ducks] would go into these little pipes, and he must attempt to fish them out.”
However the cop’s persistence ultimately paid off, and the entire geese had been dropped at security.