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Santa Cruz Police Memorial Procession Photos

SCPDmemorial leadBelow are photos from the procession for the Thursday, March 7 memorial for Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler as it made its way down Ocean Street, en route to the memorial in San Jose. 

Left: A Los Angeles Police Department officer pays his respects. 

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Photos by Keana Parker.

Information about donating to a scholarship fund for the families of the fallen officers can be found at cityofsantacruz.com. For information about donating to the families through Bay Federal Credit Union, visit bayfed.com.

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To: Ralph Walters
written by Jackie J, March 09, 2013
Wow, from what you wrote, you show yourself to be a bitter person. I do hope God has blessed you with understanding and caring family and friends. You've shown yourself to be a sad and compassionless person. Two people died in service to this community, of which you are a part, and that is all you have to say? I'm so happy and proud of how this city and the communities from Santa Cruz all the way to the HP Pavillion came out to honor those who are there to place themselves in danger to protect us!!!!
cost?
written by Ralph Walters, March 08, 2013
Looks very expensive. Did a good job of clogging up hiway 17 as well.

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