The intention behind this media advisory is to give outlets planning to cover Boulder on March 22 information to assist with advance planning.
Nearly one year ago, Boulder lost 10 beloved community members in a mass shooting. Our collective commitment to remember that day, the victims of that day’s tragic events and to remain supportive of their families, our neighbors and each other illustrates the true strength of our community.
Plans for commemorating March 22
All events are open to the public and will be held outdoors (rain or shine).
A patrol car will be parked in front of the Boulder Police Department (1805 33rd St.) for individuals to leave their condolences if they so choose from the morning of Friday, March 18, through the evening of Tuesday, March 22. Any items left in remembrance will be given to the family of Officer Eric Talley and/or saved at the department.
A Line of Duty Death commemoration at the Boulder Police Department at 2 p.m. on March 22. Media are welcome to cover as they wish and will be able to plug into the podium for a direct sound feed. The livestream will be available at https://tinyurl.com/March22BPDCeremony.
A moment of silence wherever you are at 2:30 p.m. on March 22. All City of Boulder offices and operations will recognize that moment of silence at 2:30 p.m.
Mayor media availability on March 22 will be from 3 to 4:20 p.m. at the Penfield Tate II Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway. Reporters interested in talking with Mayor Aaron Brockett during this time must email Sarah Huntley at email@example.com prior to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 21, to secure a specific time slot.
Communitywide Day of Remembrance gathering at the Glen Huntington Bandshell from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on March 22. Governor Jared Polis and Congressman Joe Neguse along with other local elected officials and city leadership will be in attendance. This event will NOT be livestreamed.
Alternative modes of transportation are advised for all ceremonies throughout the day. Parking in city-owned downtown garages will be free on this day with the following QR code.
These events reflect the respected wishes of contacted victim family members who have endured the unimaginable events and aftermath of March 22, 2021. We look forward to the opportunity to supporting them and honoring their wishes as all plans are finalized.
Additional events are being planned by private organizers as tributes or remembrances on March 22, 2022, and in the days before and after. Mental Health Partners and the Boulder Strong Resource Center will post details about these opportunities on the Boulder Strong Resource Center website as they become available.