SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) – A public memorial for two Santa Cruz police officers shot to death Tuesday will be held on March 7 and the department will resume patrol duties Friday, the police chief said Thursday.
The joint public memorial for Detective Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler will take place at 11 a.m. at the Kaiser Permanente Arena, Chief Kevin Vogel said.
Since thousands are expected to attend — from locals to grieving family members and law enforcement in and outside of Santa Cruz — the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium will be used to handle any overflow, Vogel said.
A third gathering place might be necessary if a larger crowd were to arrive, Vogel said.