Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploying after Colorado shootings

BG-RRT Press Kit

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 23, 2021 – Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are deploying to Boulder, Colorado, after a mass shooting that left 10 people, including a veteran police officer, dead at a grocery store. A team of crisis-trained chaplains has been invited by the community and are on the ground to provide emotional and spiritual support for those grieving.

The shooting began around 2:30 p.m. Monday, at a King Soopers grocery store. Law Enforcement Officer Eric Talley, who was one of the first on the scene, was among those killed.

“The tragedy of the mass shooting at the grocery store in Boulder, Colorado is excruciating,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “Our hearts break for each and every family who lost a loved one through this evil and senseless act of violence. The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has crisis-trained chaplains in Boulder who will be available to offer emotional and spiritual care to this community during this time of great pain. We pray for God’s supernatural peace and comfort as they grieve.”

BG-RRT chaplains are currently serving at two locations in Alabama after last week’s tornadoes, as well as in Breathitt, Kentucky, after widespread flooding devastated the area.

For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit the BG-RRT press kit or Updates can also be found at

About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 540 disaster sites across the globe, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.

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