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Posted almost 8 years ago
First off...I want to personally thank each and every member of the Law Enforcement Community from (Federal, State and Local), as well as all the other groups dedicated to ensuring the memory of our fallen brothers and sisters lives on. When I say groups I mean each and everyone of you. The group names are just that a name to bring together fellow officers and supporters. The response and prayers for the fallen Oakland officers from all of you has been awesome! I cant thank you all enough and I know the families left behind and all our brothers and sisters at the Oakland Police Dept very much appreciate each and everyone of your thoughts and prayers. Prayer is a very powerful tool.
I also wanted to let everyone know that it has been reported that Officer Hege has succumbed to his injuries.
As many of you already know you can pay tribute to the fallen officers by going to odmp.com as well as any of our fallen brothers and sisters.
Stay Safe Out There And God Bless All Of You and Your Families.
Police Officer John Hege
Officer John Hege and Sergeant Mark Dunakin were shot and killed during a traffic stop at 74th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. During the stop, the driver opened fire, killing Sergeant Dunakin and mortally wounding Officer Hege. Citizens who witnessed the incident called 911 and started CPR on both officers.
The suspect fled on foot, leading to an intense manhunt by dozens of officers from the Oakland Police Department, California Highway Patrol and Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.
At approximately 3:30 pm the Oakland Police Department received an anonymous tip that the suspect was barricaded inside an apartment building on 74th Avenue.
Officers first attempted to negotiate with the suspect, but when that failed a SWAT team was sent into the location to apprehend the suspect. As the SWAT officers approached, the suspect opened fired with a rifle, killing Sergeant Ervin Romans and Sergeant Daniel Sakai, and wounding a third officer. Officers returned fire, killing the 26-year-old male suspect.
It was later determined that the suspect had an extensive violent criminal history and was on parole for assault with a deadly weapon. At the time of the incident he had a no-bail parole warrant.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Oakland Police Department, California
Agency Contact Information
Phone: (510) 777-3333
Please contact the Oakland Police Department for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.
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| Posted almost 8 years ago
Our thought and prayers go out to the officers families, friends and the officers of oakland P.D. We may be on the other side of the country but we still mourn. We will wear our mourning bands because we lost brothers in arms. Our uniforms may be a different color but our mission is the same TO PROTECT AND SERVE.
"Blood Upon the Shield"
Blood Upon The Shield
And the mournful sounds of bagpipes
While the killer pleads his case in court,
Another state funeral, with an army in blue,
At war with itself and at war with its cops and we're
We're disillusioned warriors,
You stand out on the corner
To him you are a hero,
And when he asks you why your badge is covered
Some Lead and some follow. Which one are You! Never Forget The Fallen Who Have Paid The Ultimate Sacrifce.