Vigil for elk killed by police
Published 08/01/2013 | 06:11
An elk killed by a US police officer has been honoured with a makeshift memorial of candles, songs and stories.
Several hundred people attended a vigil in Boulder, Colorado, for the elk.
It had wandered into a neighbourhood, where it was fatally shot by an on-duty police officer.
The officer has said the elk appeared injured before he shot it. He has been placed on leave.
Police said an off-duty officer who had called in sick the night the elk was killed took the carcass home to be processed for meat.
The Boulder Daily Camera reported that officer has a website that offers taxidermy services.
The second officer also has been placed on leave. State wildlife officials are investigating.