Officers Down In Oakland.

March 22, 2009 at 4:43 am (Life) (, , , , )

Today, four officers were shot in Oakland in two related incidents.

Sgt. Erv Romans, 43, was killed.

Sgt. Dan Sakai, 35, was killed.

Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 41, was killed.

Officer John Hege, 41, remains in critical condition. Some sources have stated that he too died of his injuries, however, the most current press release from OPD states that he remains in “very critical” condition.

A fifth officer was reportedly grazed by a bullet in the altercation, but was treated and released.

The altercation began when officers discovered that the suspect had a no bail warrant for grand theft and possession of marijuana. The suspect fled the scene and was located later by OPD’s SWAT team. The suspect was shot and killed.

Rest in Peace sirs. You will not be forgotten.

1 Comment

  1. Mourning Bands « Adventures of a College Student said,

    […] the recent tragedy in Oakland, I have been asked about the symbolism behind the black mourning band worn across the badge […]

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