Crime

Photos: Celena Hollis murder prompts thank-you for northeast Denver Police

Less than a day after Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight at City Park, more than 150 people -- activists, preachers, mothers and teenagers -- gathered at the District 2 police headquarters in northeast Denver to thank the officers who worked alongside Hollis on the 6 a.m.-to-4 p.m. shift. The officers listened, some of them with tears in their eyes, as the crowd gave them a standing ovation.
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Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
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