Posted: May 15, 2014 12:00 AM PDT
Updated: Aug 30, 2016 08:05 PM PDT
Members of Elizabeth Butler's family meet with Vice President Joe Biden.
Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker is being honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Sergeant Paul Tashiro with deputies Mike Pruger and April Skalland.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. is the nation’s monument honoring federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
Vice President Joe Biden embraces Elizabeth Butler's mother, Louise.
Santa Cruz Police Detective Elizabeth Butler is honored at the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Butch Baker's family meets with Vice President Joe Biden at the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Ceremony this week.
Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel meets with an officer from England.
The Memorial has two blue-gray marble walls. The walls are carved with the names of more than 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. This year 286 names have been added to the wall, including Butler and Baker's.
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the memorial.
Monday's events included the arrival of the Police Unity Tour.
Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel spoke at the California Peace Officers' memorial ceremony in Sacramento on May 5.
The Santa Cruz Police Department contingent who attended the state's memorial ceremony in Sacramento on May 5.
Members of the Santa Cruz Police Department pose outside the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento, where the state's fallen officers' memorial ceremony was held on May 5.