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Sergeant Daniel Takashi Sakai | Oakland Police Department, California Oakland Police Department, California


Daniel Takashi Sakai

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, March 21, 2009
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Reflections for Sergeant Daniel Takashi Sakai


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Oakland PD
November 25, 2010

On the first anniversary of Sergeant Sakai's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Sergeant Sakai is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department
March 21, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 21, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 21, 2010

To Sgt. Daniel Sakai, his family and his fellow officers with the Oakland Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sgt. Daniel Sakai’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Sakai and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff
March 21, 2010

We are keeping our thoughts and prayers for all on the first anniversary. We know and understand your pain. May the Lord Jesus help you through as the years continue with out your beloved Daniel. with love and respect to you Sgt. Daniel Sakai your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

The loving family of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05
March 21, 2010

Thank you for your service and dedication, you made the ultimate sacrifice serving your community and you will never be forgotten, You brothers and Sisters in the North pay tribute to you.

Police Officer
Toronto Police Service
March 13, 2010

I am one of the police officers who learned his work ethic and positive attitude from Dan as a CSO at UC Berkeley. I remember Dan's academy graduation- we couldn't believe another former CSO friend of ours had just made Sergeant. Dan made it cool to love your job, which is no small challenge for college students. When I became a CSO, I thought the world was filled with people like Dan, because everyone was trying to live up to the standard he set. I now realize that men like him are rare, and a gift to us all.

Dan, I couldn't go to your funeral, because my wife had surgery the day before. Our first child will be born in a few months. His middle name will be Daniel.

CSO 172

San Francisco PD
February 4, 2010

Sergeant Daniel Sakai was one of my son's training officers. I never had the opportunity to thank Sergeant Sakai for what he gave my son.

Thank you Sergeant Sakai. The positive impact you had on my son's life will carry him far and last forever. I often think of you, and you, your family and fellow officers are and will always be in my prayers.

Parent of an OPD Officer
January 10, 2010

Our anniversary weekend ended a lot different than expected when we returned home. The news hit harder than anything. You were given the honor and respect you deserved at the service.
As much as we all wanted to place well at Urban Shield, it was greart to see your team kick butt and do you guys right.

SWAT/Patrol Officer
Neighboring Agency
December 13, 2009

Rest in peace brother..

October 26, 2009

A tragedy that is felt by every police officer. My condolances to the families of these fellow officers.

Van den Hende Renaat
Ghent Police Belgium
October 6, 2009

I want to offer my condolences to this truly dedicated Officer and his family. It's a shame to hear that another officer has paid the ultimate sacrifice. We protect our communities from harm but take the risk of not coming home. I appreciate the service you have given us.

(10-7) Sergeant Daniel Sakai " You Will Deeply Missed And Never Forgotten.

Chief Jack F Harris
Phoenix Police Department
July 30, 2009

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Thank you for your service.

Reserve Deputy K. Edge
July 25, 2009


July 19, 2009

Dan was one of those guys who always had a smile on his face. He was always ready to jump in and help out on any task or project. I was a fraternity brother of his, several years ahead of him, and I did not see him often. But I remember him as a truly gregarious, welcoming presence. I did not know he was a police officer until the day he died. I am sure he did not know that I was once a Deputy Sheriff in Orange County, California. Many years have passed since I wore a badge, but I still feel a strong bond with the courageous men and women who do. I honor you, Dan, and all of you out there who get the job done.

Cary Gordon
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity
June 8, 2009


You were much too young to die. You are missed.

Mr D

Mr D
May 31, 2009

Dear Daniel:
I am sadden by the awful misfortune of losing any officers.
When I see your smile it is infectious. You are in my daily prayers.
You have a twin on this earth -- he is my nephew Gary, he in the FBI.
When I saw your picture on the television I thought it was him.
Even though I feel so sad about all the officers and respect most police offers you are my special one.
I know I can be selfish when I am sad -- I will just go to your picture and it bring a smile.
Doc was such a officer at the memorial, you would have been extremely proud of him.

May 21, 2009

My heartfelt sympathy to Sergeant Daniel Sakai family and friends and to the Oakland Police Department.

Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police,TX.

Patrolman Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police
April 30, 2009

The Sakai family,

I also did a crossfit workout today in honor of Sergeant Sakai. One of the most powerful things about being a member of the crossfit community is their commitment to honoring the CF heros. The "Daniel" WOD will be performed in CF gyms all over the world.

My little brother, Border Patrol Agent Stephen Sullivan, was killed in the line of duty on March 27, 1999. This year was the 10 year anniversary of his passing. My family thought of you all that day, as we knew Daniel was being put to rest.

One of the most important things to my family was that Stephen was remembered. Please know that Daniel will always be honored and remembered by families like my own as well as by the Crossfit community that Daniel was and will always be a part of.

Prayers and sympathy to you all.

Christine Read
US Crossfit, Encinitas

christine read
Border Patrol Agent Stephen Sullivan EOW:3/27/99 MY BROTHER:
April 21, 2009

Sgt Sakai,

I did a Crossfit workout today named in your honor. It was tough as nails and took all my heart to finish. Your sacrafice and that of your fellow brothers is something i will never forget.......RIP brother

Cpl K. Reinbold
Delaware State Police
April 16, 2009

I watched your funeral on television and cried the whole service. When your sister said what a 'cool dude' you were it absolutely broke my heart. I work about two miles from where you died and I am so sad everyday when I drive down Edwards Avenue. I am so sorry.

April 13, 2009

Sgt. Sakai,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officers for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


April 11, 2009

On behalf of everyone at Metropolitan Public Safety -
San Diego, California.
I, would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Daniel Sakai.
Thank you for your service to the Community of Oakland, and our country.

Corporal Mangano I.D. # 1107
Metropolitan Public Safety - San Diego
Field Training Officer / Patrol Division

April 10, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sergeant Daniel Sakai,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Sergeant Daniel Sakai. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Sergeant Daniel Sakai is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

April 9, 2009


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