June 13, 2013

Woodworking Talent Mills a Meaningful Gift to Honor Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler

By day, Lee Fellows is in charge of parking control at the County Government Center.  After hours, Lee transforms into a talented woodworking craftsman.

Lee Fellows pictured with Chief Kevin Vogel 
and Deputy Chiefs Steve Clark and Rick Martinez

On Thursday June 13th, Lee presented the police department with a beautiful handcrafted redwood bench, dedicated to the memory of Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler.

Lee has been involved with woodworking since he was in the 7th grade.  In fact, this is the third such memorial bench he has made here in Santa Cruz County.

Lee received a donation for all the lumber from Big Creek Lumber in Watsonville.  We would like to thank and acknowledge them for their generous donation allowing Lee to transform their lumber into this beautiful piece.

We are honored that Lee would share his labor of love and talent with us in such a meaningful way.

We are still working out details of a permanent memorial here at the police department for Butch and Elizabeth.  No doubt this bench will be included and well used by those needing to take a load off to reflect on the memory and legacy of Butch & Elizabeth.