Boulder police officer dies in Rocky Mountain Countrywide Park

Ashley Haarmann

Rangers recovered the body of a Boulder law enforcement officer Thursday night time near a climbing route on the eastern facet of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The 35-yr-aged Loveland resident was found just west of Martha’s Couloir on Mount Girl Washington right after an evident slide. On Friday, the Boulder Law enforcement Department recognized the officer as Ashley Haarmann, who had been with the division for a yr and a 50 %.

Park rangers were notified by a family member Thursday afternoon that the household experienced obtained data by way of a satellite communication unit of an unexpected emergency. Rocky Mountain Countrywide Park Lookup and Rescue workforce customers arrived on scene at 4:45 p.m. and ended up aided with aerial research attempts by Mesa Verde Interagency Helitak crew, assigned to the Morgan Creek Fireplace in the vicinity of Steamboat Springs.

Rocky officers explained it appears that Haarmann took an approximate 200-foot tumbling drop on a treacherous element of a mountain route. The incident is under investigation.

Haarmann’s overall body was flown via a very long line procedure to the Higher Beaver Meadows helipad exactly where Haarmann was transferred to the Boulder County Coroner’s Business.

“Our section is again mourning the decline of a close friend, coworker and committed public servant,” Boulder Law enforcement Chief Maris Herold said in a assertion. “Ashley was performing a thing she liked (Thursday), and even though it’s not significantly, I hope we can take some solace in that.”

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