March 26, 2013


Wow!!!  What a great night with the Santa Cruz Warriors. 

The Santa Cruz Warriors honored the memory of Santa Cruz Police Department Sergeant Butch Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler with an amazing halftime tribute.  Jerseys were unveiled with their name and badge number and placed in the highest location inside the Kaiser Permanente Arena as a lasting tribute.  

In addition to the Santa Cruz Police Department, the Warriors honored all public safety with representatives on hand from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Capitola Police Department, Watsonville Police Department, Santa Cruz Fire Department, and Santa Cruz Regional 911.  

Thanks to the generosity of the Santa Cruz Warriors and local realtor Paul Locatelli, 400 tickets were sponsored for public safety personnel and their families to attend the game.  Families of Sergeant Baker and Officer Butler were treated to courtside seats for the game. 

The Warriors players stepped up too with a hard-fought come from behind victory to seal the perfect night!

We are overwhelmed by the support, love and caring shown by our community during these tough times.  Last night’s events will go a long way in the recovery and healing process.  We can't thank you all enough!!

All of these great photos are courtesy of the Santa Cruz Warriors/ Tim Cattera