|Mayor Hancock and City Park Jazz Announce Musical Tribute for Officer Hollis
DENVER - Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the City Park Jazz and other city officials today encouraged the community to join them for a musical tribute to Denver Police Officer Celena Hollis and a celebration of community this Sunday at Denver’s City Park from 6-8 p.m.
“The death of Officer Hollis was a tragic loss for the City of Denver. But we must emerge out of the shadow of mourning and come together to strengthen our city’s resolve,” Mayor Hancock said. “We stand here today to ask our community to join us – right here – for City Park Jazz this Sunday. We will honor this wonderful woman, and stand united to send a strong message to our community that we will not condone such crimes.”
City Park Jazz is a rich community celebration that weaves together people from all walks of life through music and nature. The current series began in 1986 with a handful of concerts but has grown substantially since, with over 80,000 attendees in 2011.
“We encourage everyone to come together and celebrate the life Officer Hollis and the strength of our community,” said Chris Zacher, City Park Jazz Board President. “This celebration will give us all an opportunity to honor Officer Hollis, show our solidarity and begin the process of healing.”
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The Mayor, City Park Jazz and city officials are asking people to show their support by:
- Wearing purple, Officer Hollis’ favorite color, to show their support for her family, friends and co-workers on Sunday;
- Volunteering to pass out purple ribbons during the concert;
- Joining a silent vigil that will be held on the west side of Ferril Lake at 5 p.m. and will proceed silently to the bandstand where the concert will begin at 6 p.m.;
- Applauding Lionel Young and his band for playing some of Officer Hollis’ favorite music to commemorate and celebrate her life;
- Donating to a college fund established for Officer Hollis’ daughter. Donations will be collected throughout the concert; and
- If needed, engaging one of the 20 grief counselors available at the event from the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance and the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance.