Assisted living home donates to fallen officers
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Santa Cruz Police Chief Keving Vogel (left) and Deputy Chief Steve Clark (middle) chat with Oak Tree Villa resident Pat Weiss.
Santa Cruz Police Chief Keving Vogel (left) and Deputy Chief Steve Clark (middle) chat with Oak Tree Villa resident Pat Weiss.
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Oak Tree Villa resident Bob Horton gets into a 1961 Chevy Biscayne police cruiser with the help of Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel.
Oak Tree Villa resident Bob Horton gets into a 1961 Chevy Biscayne police cruiser with the help of Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel.
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Oak Tree Villa resident Bob Horton horses around with the handcuffs while inside the Santa Cruz Police Department's 1961 Chevy Biscayne. Santa Cruz Police Deputy Chief Steve Clark aides the shenanigans.
Oak Tree Villa resident Bob Horton horses around with the handcuffs while inside the Santa Cruz Police Department's 1961 Chevy Biscayne. Santa Cruz Police Deputy Chief Steve Clark aides the shenanigans.
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Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel chats with some of the residents of Oak Tree Villa.
Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel chats with some of the residents of Oak Tree Villa.
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Residents and staff of Oak Tree Villa donated $1,500 toward the families of deceased Santa Cruz Police Officers Loran “Butch” Baker and Elizabeth Butler on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The assisted living home held a rummage sale in its courtyard on July 20 and raised $1,500 towards the cause. They chose to donate to the families of the officers because they were killed in duty around the same time planning for the rummage sale began, said Oak Tree Villa Executive Director Tracy Freudendahl.

To accept the donation, Santa Cruz Police Officers, including Chief Kevin Vogel came to Oak Tree Villa in their 1961 Chevrolet Biscane cruiser and gave rides to some of the residents.

“It was very cool,” said Freudendahl. “The residents enjoyed it.”

Oak Tree Villa will hold another rummage sale this Saturday, Aug. 24 to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association — the same charity the sale benefitted in 2012. 

 

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moshed
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August 24, 2013
There are more worthy causes, leave money to fallen soldiers families. Screw the police if there families did not have good financial plans, these officers were probably making well over 100k a year.


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