Officials are reminding residents in east Boulder County, particularly Erie and Lafayette, that a procession for Boulder police Officer Eric Talley will temporarily impact traffic Tuesday morning.
Talley’s memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Flatirons Church in Lafayette, 355 W. South Boulder Road.
The procession for Talley will depart Thornton at 9:50 a.m. Tues and travel north on Interstate 25. It will exit on Colo. 7 and then proceed south on N 119th Street, then west on E. South Boulder Road before arriving at Flatirons Church at about 10:30 a.m.
As a result, intersections at U.S. 287 and Arapahoe Road, 111th Street and Arapahoe Road, 119th Street and Arapahoe Road, East County Line Road and Arapahoe Road, and East County Line Road and Colo. 7 will be impacted by the procession.
Most intersections should reopen by about 10 a.m., according to a release.
In addition, S. Boulder Road between Public Road and Coal Creek Drive and Waneka Parkway in Lafayette will be closed starting at approximately 8 a.m. and will not reopen until late afternoon.
Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes if possible, and be patient with traffic if they do encounter the procession.
Talley, a 10-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department, was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a King Soopers in south Boulder on March 22.
In addition to Talley, Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49;Teri Leiker, 51;Suzanne Fountain, 59; Kevin Mahoney, 61;Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65, were killed in the shooting.
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