This is not an official Meetup. I will be attending the Memorial Service at the Pavilion.
SCPD Officer's Memorial viewing available at the Del Mar Theater
On Thursday March 7th starting at 11am the 500 seat Grand Auditorium of the Del Mar Theater (1124 Pacific Avenue) will be open to the Santa Cruz public to follow live coverage of the motorcade procession and memorial for fallen SCPD Dectivies Loran Baker and Elizabeth Butler.There will be no tickets and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
The procession is scheduled to depart at 8:45 AM and travel up Ocean Street from the beach area, onto Highway 17.
The Memorial Service at the HP Pavilion in San Jose is scheduled to start at approximately 12:00 Noon.
Community TV (channels 26 & 71) and local television networks will carry the procession and service on their stations. KSBW has indicated they will stream the service live on their Website.
Local Santa Cruz community viewing of the memorial will also be available at the Kaiser Permanente Arena (Home of the Santa Cruz Warriors) at 140 Front Street
"We are humbled by the number of people that want to come together and honor our fallen heroes" Police Chief Kevin Vogel said "These past few days have been very difficult and organizing a memorial that honors Butch and Elizabeth and accommodates the large-scale interest has been challenging. But we are pleased to offer a local option as well."
The officer's families have requested that donations be made directly to the accounts set up on their behalf at Bay Federal Credit Union. Those wanting to contribute to the funds should send checks issued to Santa Cruz Police Officers Association to: Bay Federal Credit Union, 3333 Clares Street, Capitola, CA 95010. No account number is needed.
To donate to the Sgt. Butch Baker and detective Elizabeth Butler Scholarship Fund, go to www.cityofsantacruz.com.
Donations may be made online via credit card or PayPal account.
The HP Pavilion is at 525 W. Santa Clara Street, San Jose. Directions can be found at www.hppavilion.com/directions/directions.asp.