Updated at: 01/07/2013 9:37 AM
(AP) BOULDER, Colo. - Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer.
Those honoring the animal on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories.
The elk that had wandered the neighborhood was fatally shot by an on-duty Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of helping by loading the carcass into a pickup is also on leave.
The Boulder Daily Camera ( http://tinyurl.com/a8hucx6) reported that organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.
Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/
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