Message from Santa Cruz Mayor Hilary Bryant:
"Tonight we are heartbroken at the loss of two of our finest police officers who were killed in the line of duty, protecting the community we love. This is an exceptionally shocking and sad day for Santa Cruz and our Police Department.
We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the families and the fellow officers of our fallen heroes.
We want to express our gratitude to the men and women of the Santa Cruz Police Department for coming together with the Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies under incredibly difficult circumstances to lead a strong effort to apprehend the suspects and keep our community safe.
Our entire community is united in grief for the loss of our officers, and we ask that you keep the Santa Cruz Police Department and the families of the victims in your thoughts and prayers."