Mourning the Loss of Santa Barbara Police Officer
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Santa Barbara Police Officer Gina Battaglia. Officer Battaglia passed away from complications related to an on-duty illness. She exemplified extraordinary courage in fighting a long and difficult battle.
Officer Battaglia was a 14-year veteran of the Department and served our community with distinction. She held several assignments during her career including Patrol Officer, Crime Scene Investigator and Public Safety Communication Dispatch Supervisor.