May 13, 2014

SCPD Day Two Highlights From National Police Week and Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Day 2 at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremonies as part of National Police Week.

Our team kept plenty busy with activities and touring.

Officer Ganzel making an outline impression of Sergeant Baker’s place on the wall while Officer Trog appears to be supervising.

The day included a tour of Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals baseball team.   

We secretly put a whammy on the place to help out our Giants in their next visit.  Sergeant Mike Harms heated up in the bullpen…..just in case!
Back here in Santa Cruz, Mayor Robinson presented Deputy Chief Martinez with a Proclamation honoring National Police Week.

The day is wrapping up with a candlelight vigil. 
The Butler family with Officer Karina Cecena

The Baker family at the vigil
Candlelight Vigil crowd gathering
Drum Corps at Candlelight Vigil

Chief Vogel at the vigil
We were able to live-stream the vigil to the police department where we were able to watch the ceremony and feel a part of our family back in Washington.   But....As only Butch and Elizabeth would have it....there was a rain delay of the ceremony.  
As of this hour they have not yet started back up from the rain delay. 
Mayor Lynn Robinson and Councilmember Pamela Comstock loaded us up with good things to eat while we waited and watched.