Santa Cruz Police Shooting
A Purple Heart medal was found pinned to a teddy bear as an anonymous tribute to two Santa Cruz officers who were killed in the line of duty.
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.
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.
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.
Two Santa Cruz police detectives gunned down while investigating a sexual assault complaint were interviewing the suspect when he shot them by surprise, according to sheriff’s officials.
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.
The father of the suspect in the shooting of two Santa Cruz police officers said his son was a ticking time bomb who had contempt for police and the justice system.
Following Tuesday’s deadly police shooting, Santa Cruz residents are in mourning and said they are sick and tired of the violence that has plagued the beach community over the last few years.
Two police officers and a suspect were killed by gunfire in a pair of shootings that occurred near each other late Tuesday afternoon in Santa Cruz, authorities and witnesses said.