Skip to comments.2 officers, 1 suspect shot dead in Santa Cruz
Posted on 02/26/2013 8:16:03 PM PST by artichokegrower
SANTA CRUZ -- Two Santa Cruz police officers and one suspect are dead after a shootout in Santa Cruz Tuesday afternoon, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak said.
Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel said, "Our department is in mourning. This is a horrific day. We lost two exceptionally fine officers today."
Santa Cruz has never lost an officer in the line of duty.
"It's a horrible, horrible day for the Santa Cruz Police Department and the community of Santa Cruz," Vogel said.
"We need to figure out a way to bring out department together as we work through this," Vogel said.
Wowak said the Sheriff's Office will take over patrol operations for the Police Department for the time being.
"My heart goes out to those who were involved," Wowak said.
(Excerpt) Read more at santacruzsentinel.com ...
Local news - we need gun control now.
The current state of chaos created by the Obama regime is what’s causing everyone to go nuts lately IMO. Everything is so unstable, unbalanced, and chaotic under his rule. Can’t wait to see him leave soon enough.
This is just the beginning. When people have little too lose killing cops
isn’t that big a deal.
I wonder if they were wearing vests.
Bringing in the FBI is a near sure death move.
May the officers RIP....... and may the lib burn in Hell.
If only CA had.....
A ten day waiting period
Universal background checks
No gunshow loophole
Handgun and assault weapons registration
10 round magazine cap
Assault weapons ban
Better watch that. There’s plenty of people that they can paint that way that are conservative that will defend their house against cops doing unconstitutional raids and seizures of their weapons. When it comes to that you don’t think they’ll try to paint those people the same way?
Besides tell me when thecops have all adopted a shoot first, cover up later mentality in their “Officer Safety is Above All Else” way of doing things, they aren’t exactly giving two craps about you in the first place.
The sequestration cuts done it.
Are there any barristas who are not Bammy supporters?
Actual comment on local bay area news this evening
“Obviously, parents with children are concerned about them seeing police officers with guns exposed.”
This guy had three guns registered to him including a .40 cal Sig. That is interesting considering he appears to have had a criminal record from Oregon. The guy was convicted of a sex crime and gun crime, but that doesn’t stop him from registering a guns in California. Maybe they should enforce the laws on the books before they write all new laws they won’t enforce.
Read the whole story at the link. The shooter was a hothead, and has been for years. Things were going downhill for him pretty fast.
I think this guy would have cracked, even if the country had 4% unemployment, no inflation, and a shrinking government footprint on the neck of business and the individual.
Those sure sound like felonies to me! WTH? The move to beef up CA DOJ’s firearms unit was already underway at the Crapitol. If this was one of the 40,000 backlogged weapons they said that shouldn’t be out there, the DOJ staffing bill will happen tomorrow.
Police chief is a little bit over the top in his mourning. There is a dignified way to note the solemnity of the day without making yourself sound like an emotional basketcase. The cops know the risk. Say a few words, shed a few tears, mark their passing in a good way, then go to work again. Don’t quit patrolling the streets and turn things over to the sheriff. Just my opinion.
That’s where I go to surf. Awesome waves that hit 20 feet even during November to January at average.
it’s not really the local surfing community who are liberal morons. It’s the other morons who come from UC Sta Cruz. Their stupidity knows no bounds.
It is the local cops that go after the 51 50.s.
News conf coming up still not confirmed if it was him.
OMG - the stupidity is mind boggling,
I appreciate your comments except.... We need to not fall into the trap of referring to the current president’s administration as his “rule.” It is what he would want and what he frequently receives. For now, while this is still The United States of America, our constitution, although battered, still does not allow for “rule” by the president. He is not a ruler although he acts as one.
Yes, they were wearing vests, made out of crocheted hemp.
SANTA CRUZ — Adam Baker, the newest community service officer at the Santa Cruz Police Department, has dreamed of becoming a police officer for years.
The 18-year-old’s aspiration shouldn’t come as a surprise. His dad is longtime Santa Cruz cop Loran “Butch” Baker, he has lived down the block from retired Santa Cruz Police Chief Howard Skerry for years and he spent his childhood hearing stories about his dad’s cases.
Sucks. Just sucks.