.Santa Cruz in Photos: Police Procession for Slain Deputy

A hearse carrying the body of Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller was escorted by a group of motorcycle police and followed by a procession of patrol units along Soquel Avenue today.

Gutzwiller was shot and killed Saturday in Ben Lomond, and two other officers were injured.

The procession started at 2pm at the Sheriff’s Live Oak office and threaded over streets to the Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel in Santa Cruz.

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Tarmo Hannula
Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.
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