SANTA CRUZ (KCBS) – Officers from the Santa Cruz Police Department were now expected to resume patrols on Friday, authorities said, following the shooting that took the lives of two Santa Cruz police officers.
Deputies from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office have handled patrols and service calls in Santa Cruz since Sgt. Loran Baker and Det. Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed investigating a sexual assault on Tuesday, the first time Santa Cruz police officers have been killed in the line of duty.
“We’re providing grief counseling services to our officers, and we’re doing the best job we can as we know how to help our staff recover from this horrific event,” said Santa Cruz Police Chief Phil Vogel.