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Friday, March 27, 2009

Oakland police mourned by family, fellow officers and dignitaries

Oakland police mourned by family, fellow officers and dignitaries

The city's 800-strong police force, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and both of the state's senators attend the funeral of Mark Dunakin, John Hege, Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai.
By Ann M. Simmons and Peter H. King
1:39 PM PDT, March 27, 2009
Reporting from Los Angeles and Oakland -- Mourners jammed the 19,000-seat Oracle Arena in Oakland today to pay their respects to four Oakland police officers killed by a parolee after a routine traffic stop turned into a manhunt and gun battle.

Hundreds of law enforcement personnel and government officials from across the nation and Canada joined family and friends of the slain officers: Mark Dunakin, John Hege, Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai. The entire 800-strong Oakland police force attended, wearing black tape stretched diagonally across their badges. Many sniffed back tears.
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Oakland police mourned by family, fellow officers and dignitaries

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