Boulder Police Officer Dies While Hiking

Posted on 07/16/2021 at 06:22 PM

The Boulder Police Department is saddened to share the news today that it has lost another member of its family.

At approximately 5 p.m. yesterday, July 15, BPD received a call from law enforcement officials in Rocky Mountain National Park that one of our officers who was hiking in the park had fallen from a treacherous part of a mountain path and died.

She was positively identified as Ashley Haarmann, 35. Officer Haarmann had worked for the Boulder Police Department for approximately one and half years.

Chief Maris Herold sent members of BPD Command Staff to the park to make sure Officer Haarmann was covered with the American flag until she was escorted to the Boulder County Coroner’s Office late last night.

“Our Department is again mourning the loss of a friend, coworker and dedicated public servant,” Chief Herold said. “Ashley was doing something she loved yesterday, and though it’s not much, I hope we can take some solace in that.”