November 4, 2013

Oakland Raiders Honor Fallen Officers

The Oakland Raiders honored Police and Firefighters yesterday in pregame and halftime ceremonies.

Our own diehard Raiders fan, Sergeant Arnold Vasquez and Officer Juan Gallegos represented Santa Cruz Police Department at the event.

Arnold and Juan got to hang out on the sidelines for a good portion of the game.  They even managed to get a photo with arguably the best NFL referee, Mr. Ed Hochuli, who made a point of coming over to greet our officers...very cool!

I just just hear Arnold trying to convince him to keep the penalty flag in the pocket while the Raiders have the ball.

During the pregame ceremonies, the Raiders paid tribute to fallen officers, featuring Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler.

Unfortunately, the game didn't go our way, as the Raiders were shellacked by the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, 49 – 20 !!!

…..nonetheless Arnold and Juan had a great time, AND this was a very kind and classy gesture from the Silver and Black