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Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Records: Army Allowed Santa Cruz Police Shooter To Resign

Records show the Army commander of a former soldier who gunned down two California police detectives had allowed him to resign from the military instead of face a court-martial when he was twice accused of rape.

04/17/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Memorial Fund For Slain Santa Cruz Cops Over $300K

In the weeks since two Santa Cruz police detectives were gunned down last month, a memorial fund for their family members has been growing and currently stands at more than $300,000, a city employee said Friday.

03/22/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Dropped Rape Cases Against Santa Cruz Gunman Highlight Military Issues

An Army official said this week there was not enough evidence to proceed with a rape prosecution against the man who killed two Santa Cruz police officers, fueling the debate over how the military investigates sex crimes.

03/15/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Military Questioned Over Dropped Rape Case Against Santa Cruz Gunman

Sen. Barbara Boxer questioned Wednesday whether the military erred when it dropped rape charges and discharged a soldier who later shot and killed two police detectives in Santa Cruz.

03/13/2013

The caskets of Sgt. Loran 'Butch' Baker and Det. Elizabeth Butler are led out of HP Pavilion in San Jose at the conclusion of the officers' memorial, March 7, 2013. (CBS)

Thousands Mourn Slain Santa Cruz Police Officers

Mourners packed HP Pavilion in San Jose for a memorial Thursday for two Santa Cruz police officers killed in the line of duty last week.

03/07/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Viewing Held For Slain Santa Cruz Officers On Eve Of Memorial

A public viewing was held Wednesday for Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler of the Santa Cruz Police Department, who were killed by an armed suspect on Feb. 26.

03/06/2013

Ken Maffei is accused of stealing a large bouquet of flowers from a memorial for two slain Santa Cruz police officers on March 1, 2013. (Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department)

Man Accused Of Stealing Bouquet From Santa Cruz Officers’ Memorial

A man is being held on $250,000 bail after his arrest Friday on suspicion of stealing a large bouquet of flowers from a memorial for two Santa Cruz police officers killed in the line of duty on Tuesday.

03/04/2013

Terisa Johnson, aka Terisa Lamb (Santa Cruz PD/BCN)

Investigators Search For Witness To Deadly Santa Cruz Shootout

Investigators are searching for a woman who may hold clues to the background and history of the man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers on Tuesday before being gunned down in a shootout with police.

03/01/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Memorial For Slain Santa Cruz Officers Moved To HP Pavilion

The location for Thursday’s memorial for two slain Santa Cruz police officers has been moved to the HP Pavilion in San Jose to fit the large number of people expected to attend, a police spokesman said.

03/01/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Memorial For Slain Santa Cruz Officers Expected To Draw Thousands

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.

03/01/2013

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