DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Police Officers, friends, family and colleagues celebrated the life of fallen DPD Officer Celena Hollis in the same place she died one week ago.
People gathered at City Park for a jazz concert to remember the 32-year-old single mother who was gunned down at City Park last Sunday evening. She was trying to break up a fight when she was shot and killed.
A vigil was planned before the concert began. Thousands of people gathered to remember Hollis. Many of them were wearing purple in her memory.
“This is a celebration of Celena’s life. Hopefully the crowds continue to come out and understand that this park belongs to the citizens it doesn’t belong to gangs and violence,” said President of Jazz in the Park Chris Zacher.
Thousands of people gathered to say goodbye to Hollis at a Memorial Service at the First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday morning.
Hollis worked at the District Two Denver Police Station. That’s where people have been delivering cards, flowers and dropping off donations since her death.
Rollin Michael Oliver, 21, has been arrested in her shooting death.
Donations for Officer Hollis’ daughter and family can be made to – Celena Hollis Memorial Fund
Account Number 23012705
Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement FCU
700 W. 39th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216