Thousands of civilians and law enforcement officials gathered Thursday at HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose to honor the lives of slain Santa Cruz police officers Sgt. Loran “Butch” Baker, 51, and Officer Elizabeth Butler, 38.

On Feb. 26, Jeremy Goulet, a 35-year-old ex-military cop and Black Hawk helicopter pilot, ambushed the officers. Baker and Butler became the first officers in the small beach town police department’s 150-year history to die in the line of duty.

The service drew dignitaries, national news media and residents from dozens of Bay Area cities. The overwhelming majority of the crowd wore a uniform of some hue: khaki, navy, black or white. The same flag raised over Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks came escorted to the ceremony by Gilroy police officers.

See more photos and comments from the memorial service on San Jose Inside.