The 25-year-old lady killed in the Colorado grocery store bloodbath was a “devoted” employee who had labored in the shop all through the COVID-19 pandemic, her household advised The Publish.
Rikki Olds, 25, of Lafayette, was working as an assistant front-end supervisor when she died in the capturing rampage on the King Soopers location Monday in southern Boulder, her grandmother advised The Publish.
“She beloved her job, to be truthful with you, that’s in all probability what killed her,” stated her grandmother, Jeanette Olds.
“She wouldn’t run. You might be taught to maintain your prospects, take away them from hurt and particularly along with her being a entrance end-manager to lock the entrance doorways.”
Jeanette stated Rikki was “very devoted” to her job with the grocery store chain, which she had joined shortly after her highschool commencement.
“She loved working with individuals and dealing in the general public,” her grandmother stated.
“She was all the time searching, all the time serious about the opposite particular person as a substitute of herself,” she added.
Jeanette stated she had a detailed relationship with Rikki since she raised her after her mother left her and her two siblings.
However her granddaughter’s job saved them aside for a lot of the previous yr since she had been engaged on the entrance traces of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I couldn’t see her. We had solely telephone contact due to my age. She was afraid to return and go to,” she stated.
However Jeanette had obtained her second shot of a COVID-19 vaccine a pair weeks in the past, permitting her to see Rikki, who came to visit once more lately.
“The final time I had talked to her was Saturday. It was my birthday,” Jeanette stated.
“She was working and stated she would come by this week however wished to want me a contented birthday and that she beloved me.”
Certainly one of Rikki’s roommates contacted Jeannette on Monday, fearing that she had been in the capturing on the grocery retailer.
Jeanette contacted the police, but it surely wasn’t till three a.m. that they obtained affirmation that Rikki had been among the many 10 individuals killed in the rampage.
“It’s very laborious, unbelievable. It’s like a dream, not even a dream — extra like a nightmare,” she advised The Publish. “She was an unimaginable particular person.”
Police stated the gunman, who was injured in the capturing, is now in custody.
They’ve solely formally recognized one of many 10 victims, officer Eric Talley.
Talley, 51, who had been with the Boulder police since 2010, was the primary officer to reach after reviews of pictures fired and somebody carrying a rifle, authorities stated.