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Memorial service plans for Santa Cruz officers killed

Thursday, March 07, 2013
Santa Cruz police officers killed in the line of duty: Sergeant Loran Butch Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler.  Map of motorcade procession and key venues for memorial on Thursday, March 7th, 2013.

Santa Cruz police officers killed in the line of duty: Sergeant Loran "Butch" Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler. Map of motorcade procession and key venues for memorial on Thursday, March 7th, 2013. (KGO Photo / Google Map)

Thousands are expected to attend a public memorial service Thursday, March 7, honoring Sergeant Loran "Butch" Baker and Officer Elizabeth Butler, the two Santa Cruz police officers killed in the line of duty last Tuesday.

The event will start in Santa Cruz with a motorcade procession of Santa Cruz County Law Enforcement and Fire/ Emergency Responders. The ceremony will be held at HP Pavilion in San Jose.

Memorial for Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker and Ofc. Elizabeth Butler:
When: 12 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013
Where: HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA

>> 3/7/13 LIVE VIDEO: WATCH MEMORIAL CEREMONY HERE
Note: Live stream will also be available through our iPad, iPhone and Android apps

Police motorcade route and times:
The procession is scheduled to depart Santa Cruz for San Jose at 8:45 a.m. The motorcade will travel up Ocean Street from the beach area to state Highway 17, then Highway 85 to 87 North towards HP Pavilion (>> INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP: Motorcade procession route).

The motorcade will begin staging at the Boardwalk's Third Street parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and the procession will begin at 8:45 a.m. The route is as follows:

  • Third Street to Riverside Avenue
  • Riverside Avenue north to San Lorenzo Blvd
  • San Lorenzo Blvd to Ocean Street north
  • Ocean Street north to Highway 17
  • Highway 17 to Highway 85 south
  • Highway 85 to Highway 87 north
  • Highway 87 to Julian Street west
  • Julian Street to Autumn Street south
  • Autumn St to HP Pavilion entrance

Note: Parking will not be allowed on Ocean St. prior to and during the procession.

Public transportation to memorial:
The City of Santa Cruz and METRO are offering METRO bus vouchers for travel on the Highway 17 Express to enable attendance at the memorial service. Vouchers are available for individuals with special needs or those with no other means to attend. Vouchers can be obtained beginning Tuesday at the following city locations:

Louden Nelson Center
301 Center Street, Santa Cruz
9am-9pm

Santa Cruz Public Library Downtown Branch
224 Church Street, Santa Cruz
11am-7 pm

Santa Cruz Public Library Branciforte Branch
230 Gault Street, Santa Cruz
10am-7 pm

Santa Cruz Public Library Scotts Valley Branch
251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley
11 am-7 pm

The Highway 17 Express can be accessed at the following locations:
  • Santa Cruz Metro Center; 920 Pacific Avenue
  • Cavallero Transit Center in Scotts Valley; 246 Kings Village Road across the street from the Library

Alternate viewing location:
Santa Cruz residents who cannot make it to San Jose can watch a live broadcast of the service at the Kaiser Permanente Arena. There will be no tickets required for viewing the memorial broadcast at the arena, and seating will be first come, first served.

More details to follow

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