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$3K Raised For Permanent Elk Memorial In Boulder Neighborhood

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Former Boulder Police Officer Sam Carter poses with the elk he shot with his service gun while on duty. (credit: CBS)

Former Boulder Police Officer Sam Carter poses with the elk he shot with his service gun while on duty. (credit: CBS)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- An animal support group has raised $3,000 for a permanent memorial for the elk that was killed by police.

The two Boulder Police officers charged in the shooting of the wild animal in the Mapleton neighborhood have resigned their positions with the Boulder Police Department.

The shooting and killing of the elk has spurred much outrage in the community including at least one vigil and a silent walk.

The group In Defense of Animals initially put up $1,500 for a memorial and the organization said it has received funds matching that amount.

No official plans for a permanent memorial have been announced. A makeshift memorial stands in the neighborhood where the elk was shot.

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Neighbors said the elk had been living in their neighborhood for weeks and was not a threat.

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