June 23, 2013

SCPD Says Thank You Santa Cruz Woodie Club!

The Santa Cruz Police Department would like to thank the Santa Cruz Woodie Club for the framed event poster and commemorative plaque they presented to Chief Kevin Vogel at the Woodies on the Wharf event that took place on Saturday June 22nd.  This years plaque is engraved with these kind and heartfelt words:

“In appreciation for the service you provide to the citizens and visitors of the City of Santa Cruz.  Thank you for your professionalism, dedication and heroism.  Your willingness to put your lives on the line daily shows the commitment to your profession.  The Santa Cruz Woodie Club thanks you in memory of Sgt. Loran Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler.”         

Mayor Hilary Bryant was on hand to accept a framed event poster on behalf of the City of Santa Cruz.  The Mayor and the Chief assisted with the annual raffle by drawing the winning numbers for the lucky recipients of the two cruiser bikes and the two surfboards.  The weather for this event was picture perfect, to which we give credit to the Mayor!    

This was the 19th annual Surf City classic and Northern California’s largest woodie show, featuring more than 200 stylish, pre-1952 wood-bodied cars.  Since the first Woodies on the Wharf event 19 years ago, the Santa Cruz Police Department and the Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department have assisted the woodies as they depart the wharf in parade-like fashion at the conclusion of the event.  The parade of woodies leaving the wharf is quite an impressive sight to see.

Chief Vogel and the Santa Cruz Police Department would like to thank and express our appreciation to the Santa Cruz Woodie Club!