‘We are grieving with you:’ Orlando area law enforcement leaders react to officer’s death in Boulder

Active shooter reported at grocery store in Colorado

ORLANDO, Fla. – As news spread Monday that a police officer was killed when a gunman opened fire at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, Central Florida law enforcement leaders took to social media to express their condolences.

The shooting happened at a King Soopers grocery store but so far, no details have been released about a possible motive or the person who is in custody.

[TRENDING: Police fire pepper balls at Fla. spring breakers | Buc-ee’s opens in Daytona Beach | Data: AstraZeneca effective for all ages]

Boulder police Cmdr. Kerry Yamaguchi said there were multiple victims, although he wouldn’t say how many until all their families were notified. He said among the slain was a fellow officer, whose name has not been released.

“There was loss of life. We have multiple people who were killed in this incident and I am sorry to have to report that one of them was a Boulder police officer,” Yamaguchi said.

Central Florida law enforcement officials, who know firsthand the impact an active shooter situation can have after the Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead in June 2016, offered their solidarity.

Below are some of their remarks:

Watching the news in Boulder tonight with my heart in my throat. A police officer and unknown others have been killed in...

Posted by Mike Chitwood on Monday, March 22, 2021

About the Author: