February 26, 2017

Today Marks the 4th Anniversary of Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler Ultimate Sacrifice

Today we honor the life and sacrifice of Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler. February 26th marks the 4th anniversary of their ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for our community.

Thank you for your service, your convictions and devotion to duty. May you rest in peace knowing your fellow brothers and sisters are watching over your family and continuing the Watch.

Sergeant Loran "Butch" Baker

Detective Elizabeth Butler 

The SCPD Honor Guard performed a solemn remembrance ceremony at the Baker-Butler Memorial Garden in the front courtyard to honor and remember our fallen friends and heroes. 3:23 p.m. marks the time on February 26, 2013, that Butch and Beth gave everything they had for this community.
On February 24th, 2015, the Santa Cruz City Council adopted a resolution declaring February 26th as “Baker-Butler Memorial Day” in the City of Santa Cruz in perpetuity and authorized City of Santa Cruz staff to lower flags at all City facilities to half-staff on this date each year.