Saturday, March 28, 2009

Oakland PD Remembers Slain Officers

Sergeant Mark Dunakin, Sergeant Ervin Romans, Sergeant Daniel Sakai, and Officer John Hege were laid to rest on Friday, March 27, 2008. A memorial service was held at the Oracle Arena/Stadium in Oakland. Officers from throughout the nation and Canada attended the ceremony. The San Francisco Chronicle estimated the crowd to be in excess 20,000. Oakland PD stood tall and proud, hosting a ceremony that was able to honor each of the Officers personally. Speakers honored the Officers and spoke from their hearts to give insight into the lives and careers of Mark, Ervin, Daniel, and John. HERE is one link to the address by Captain Edward Tracey. Captain Tracey was the commanding officer for both specialized units to which all four Officers were assigned. After the ceremony, motorcades and escorts took the four slain Officers, individually, for graveside services in their respective communities. It was an honor and privilege to attend the services.

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