Sam Carter and Brent Curnow both turned in letters of resignation to Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner. Chief Beckner has accepted their resignations.
Although both officers are no longer members of the police department, the internal personnel investigation into the circumstances and their behavior on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2013 will continue.
"There's nobody in our department supporting these two right now," Chief Beckner said.
Both men are facing charges including forgery, tampering with physical evidence, illegally killing a trophy elk and killing an elk out of season.
Carter allegedly told investigators the elk looked like it needed to be killed because of an injury. A resident has disputed that.
Chief Beckner says ultimately after the criminal case the officers could be banned from ever serving as peace officers in Colorado again.
District Attorney Stan Garnett says his office is moving as quickly as possible to get the criminal case moving.
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