- Mar 7:
- Thousands mourn, celebrate slain Santa Cruz police officers
- Leon Panetta: Military 'looked the other way' in case of Jeremy Goulet, and Santa Cruz officers paid the price
- Live blog recap: Slain Santa Cruz police officers' funeral service
- Huge turnout, long procession expected for Santa Cruz officers' memorial in San Jose
- Mar 6:
- Hundreds pay respects at casket viewing for Santa Cruz's fallen officers
- Former Portland probation officer feared Santa Cruz cop killer
- Mar 5:
- Man who allegedly stole flowers from fallen officers memorial appears in Santa Cruz courtroom
- Public casket viewing Wednesday for fallen Santa Cruz officers
- 33-mile motorcade for fallen Santa Cruz officer scheduled for Thursday morning
- Mar 4:
- Santa Cruz police shooting: Wearing badge is never routine
- Mar 2:
- Why did Santa Cruz shooter, with so sketchy a background, have registered handguns?
- Mar 1:
- Memorial for slain Santa Cruz police officers moved to HP Pavilion
- Scholarship fund launched for families of fallen Santa Cruz Police officers
- Santa Cruz investigators seek woman who knew Jeremy Goulet
- Timeline: The troubled history of Jeremy Goulet leading to shooting of two Santa Cruz Police officers
- Feb 28:
- Santa Cruz Sheriff: Two cops had 'no chance to protect themselves' in shooting
- Court martial of Jeremy Goulet following alleged rapes in Hawaii was dropped
- Feb 27:
- Santa Cruz officer slain was mother of two served 'the community in the best way '
- Santa Cruz fallen officer: Sgt. Loran 'Butch' Baker always wore shorts -- and a big smile
- In confronting suspect Jeremy Goulet, Santa Cruz police officers found a troubling history
- Coastal town Santa Cruz reels from shooting deaths of police officers
- Sister says slain Santa Cruz police detective Elizabeth Butler loved her job
- Santa Cruz County Sheriff: Suspect disarmed slain officers, was wearing body armor
- Santa Cruz sheriff: Killer shot two plainclothes officers at his doorstep
- Raw Video: Witness videotapes Santa Cruz shootout between cops, gunman
- Father of California police shooting suspect says son was 'ticking time bomb'
- From the archives: Santa Cruz Sgt. Loran 'Butch' Baker has hands full patrolling main downtown drag
- Press release: Attorney General Kamala D. Harris expresses condolences over deaths of Santa Cruz police officers
- Fallen Santa Cruz officer saw policing like parenting, public relations
- Santa Cruz police officer killed is a 28-year veteran who leaves a legacy
- Santa Cruz police shootings: Suspect had gun conviction, and had been arrested Friday
- Feb 26:
- Video: Phil Wowak reports two officers killed in Santa Cruz
- Live blog: Two Santa Cruz police officers and suspect dead after shootout
- Two Santa Cruz police officers, suspect shot and killed
SANTA CRUZ -- Belinda Farrell was in a trance when the bullets started flying.
A teacher of Hawaiian healing arts, the Santa Cruz resident was home with two Japanese clients when Jeremy Peter Goulet gunned down Santa Cruz police detective Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker and detective Elizabeth Butler.
The suspect hopped a fence, whipped by her front door and died moments later in a hail of bullets.
"We just heard rounds of bullets, loud, right outside the window. And first you think firecrackers. Then we just went down," Farrell said. "We didn't know what was going on, we just heard loud bullets and guns."
Farrell lives on the 100 block of Doyle Street, a strip of apartments that abuts the property where the two officers were gunned down. Goulet, a 35-year-old military veteran and recent Santa Cruz transplant, was killed in a gunfire exchange in her driveway.
"After the rounds of bullets I came outside, which was probably not the smartest thing to do, and got up to see, because I saw a lot of activity there. And then the officer said 'Get back in the house, immediately,' " Farrell said.
One of Farrell's neighbors was covered up by Santa Cruz firefighters, who dove on top of her when the gunfire erupted.
Statues of Quan Yin -- the Buddhist goddess of compassion -- stand sentry over Farrell's small yard, with one bullet hole through the fence between the deities, and another in the side of Farrell's house.
"Thank God for my spiritual teachings," Farrell said. "We were chanting the ancient chants. That puts you in a protection, so it was calming.
"I made dinner for [my clients]. We made the best of it, felt grateful that we had a roof on our heads. I felt protected."
The bullets that ripped through Farrell's yard were likely from the shooting of the two detectives, both of whom leave families behind.
"My heart goes out to them. I feel so badly," Farrell said. "To know that we heard those bullets, because those were deafening."
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