May 13, 2021

Congressman Joe Neguse Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Name Boulder Post Office After Officer Eric Talley

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Joe Neguse, introduced legislation to designate the historic U.S. Post Office at 1905 15th Street in Boulder, Colorado as the “Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building.” Officer Eric Talley was killed in the line of duty on March 22nd, 2021 during the King Soopers shooting in Boulder. The bill, led by Congressman Neguse, is also supported by Colorado Representatives Ken Buck, Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Doug Lamborn, Ed Perlmutter and Lauren Boebert.  

“Officer Eric Talley is a true American hero. He gave his life protecting others, and his service and his sacrifice for the Boulder community will not soon be forgotten,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “With the naming of the 15th Street Post Office in Boulder after Officer Talley, we hope to help honor his memory, his family, and ensure future generations know of his service to our community.”

“Officer Eric Talley loved the Boulder community.  His actions, along with those of his fellow officers, undoubtedly saved dozens of our neighbors’ lives,” said Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold. “Eric’s career and bravery on March 22nd epitomize his commitment to protecting and serving all of us. The renaming of the post office to honor Officer Talley will stand as a reminder of our community’s support and appreciation for his and his family’s sacrifice.”

“The Boulder Police Department and the City of Boulder are greatly honored by this memorial renaming of a local post office branch after BPD Officer Eric Talley,” said Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver. “Officer Talley exemplified excellence in policing, and was always eager to implement new methods to advance public safety in Boulder.  Advancing fearlessly in the face of grave danger, he gave his life to protect others in an act of supreme bravery and sacrifice.  Our community can never repay Officer Talley and his family, but we will never forget, and this official renaming is a key part of our remembrance.

This week marks National Police Week, as designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.