Oakland: 21,000 Turn Out To Mourn Slain Officers
RIP Sgt Dunakin, Sgt Romans, Sgt Sakai and Sgt Hege. Family and friends of these officers are in my thoughts and prayers.
OAKLAND — Law-enforcement officers from across the country and mourners from throughout the region packed Oracle Arena to the rafters Friday, as the city and nation said a heavy-hearted goodbye to four officers killed in the line of duty last Saturday. The funeral service for Sgts. Mark Dunakin, 40, of Pleasanton, Erv Romans, 43, of Danville, Daniel Sakai, 35, of Castro Valley, and Officer John Hege, 41, of Concord, was attended by the state's highest elected officials, and came at the end of perhaps the saddest week in the history of the police department. "Never in the 160 years of the Oakland Police Department has there been a darker day than March 21, 2009, when the (four officers) died in their efforts to remove a dangerous criminal from the streets of Oakland," said U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
BTW, go to hell aresholes who are trying to turn this into police brutality bullcrap. The bastage who murdered these officers was a felon AND a rapist. He wasn't a damn hero, he was scum.