Monday, March 23, 2009

Oakland PD Tragedy

The Oakland Police Department is mourning the loss of four Police Officers killed in the line of duty this weekend. Sergeant Mark Dunakin was killed and his partner, Officer John Hege, was gravely wounded after both were shot by a wanted suspect with a no-bail parole warrant. It is reported that the shooting occurred after Sgt. Dunakin and Off. Hege conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle being driven by the suspect.

The suspect fled on foot and was found hiding in an apartment a short time later. He again opened fire on Oakland PD and killed two SWAT personnel, Sergeant Ervin Romans and Sergeant Daniel Sakai. The suspect was ultimately shot and killed by Oakland PD.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all members of Oakland PD, to the Sergeants and Officer killed in the line of duty, and to their family and friends. The APOA salutes Sergeant Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sergeant Ervin Romans, and Sergeant Daniel Sakai for their service and dedication.

HERE is a link to news stories from the Oakland area.

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