“This week several Boulder Police officers & others responded to a local hospital to formally place Monday’s shooting suspect into custody,” police said in the tweet. “As they did, officers informed him the handcuffs used that day were those of Officer Eric Talley. The suspect was then taken to jail.”
“It was our distinct honor to use Officer Talley’s handcuffs to formally process him into the jail,” police said. “Though this was a small gesture, we hope it is the start of the healing process that so many of us need at this time.”
“I have to tell you the heroic action of this officer when he responded to the scene,” the police chief said. “He didn’t have to go into policing, but he felt a higher calling.”
She said Talley was “willing to die to protect others” and embodied “everything policing deserves and needs.”
Alissa, 21, is accused of killing 10 people at random using an AR-15-style pistol. When he was arrested at the scene of the shooting, he was first taken to the hospital because he was shot in the leg. He was booked into Boulder County jail the next day.
Alissa has been charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree and one charge of attempted murder, the district attorney’s office said Thursday.