On Monday, Santa Cruz Police Honor Guard representatives attended the 2013 ceremony for the California Peace Officers' Memorial. Our Honor Guard accompanied the Baker family to the ceremony. In next year's ceremony, (May 2014) Sergeant Butch Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler will be added to the names on the memorial.
California Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremonies
have been conducted in the State Capitol since 1977. It is a ceremony that
honors the officers who have fallen in the line-of-duty the preceding year,
recognizing the sacrifice of those loved and left behind. To learn more about the California Peace Officers' Memorial, click below:
A short video is available here or on our YouTube Channel:
California Peace Officers' Memorial Video
On May 1st we also attended the Monterey County Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony where Sergeant Baker and Officer Butler were honored.
In addition to the California Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony, National Police Week will be recognized May 12th through May 18th. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace
Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962,
National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement
officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety
and protection of others.To learn more about the National Law Enforcement Memorial click below: