Donors have raised $225,351 for the scholarship funds for the children of slain officers Butch Baker and Elizabeth Butler, according to Santa Cruz Finance Director Marcus Pimentel.
The money was donated at these sources:
City by mail/phone: $69,075.75
Wells Fargo: $37,321.00
Bay Federal: $54,610.00
Donations are still being taken:
- Online at www.cityofsantacruz.com
- Wells Fargo- All branches will accept donations to account# 999 245 1154
- Bay Federal- All branches will accept donations to the “Santa Cruz Police Officers Foundation”
- By Mail: 809 Center Street, Room 101, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; payable to the “City of Santa Cruz Baker/Butler Scholarship Fund”
- By Phone: Credit card payments can be made by calling 831-420-5070 during normal City business hours (no charge to donor)
Baker and Butler were killed by suspect Jeremy Peter Goulet Feb. 26 on Branciforte Avenue. Goulet was killed by other officers in a subsequent shootout.
Thousands mourned Baker and Butler recently.