Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Daniel Takashi Sakai

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Daniel Takashi Sakai

Well Sarge been almost three years........think about you all the time and wanted you to know I still try to do the kind of work that would make you proud.

Still my hero and strive to be half the cop and person are.

Love you and miss you

Once OPD always OPD 8945

SFPD #2391

February 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Sakai. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 16, 2012

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and how you sacrificed your life for the safety of others. I see your memorial on the freeway in our town, your house not far from mine and your daughter at school... I try not to feel sad, but know that so many miss you. I would liked to have been your friend and that is a loss to me. Seems like we shared a lot in common. Thank you for your service and courage. Gomeifuku wo inorimasu Sakai-San.

Proud Neighbor

January 7, 2012

Dan was a wonderful man. There were many qualities I admired in a man who was younger than I. He was inspiring, the world is sader place without his presence. God bless his wife and daughter. Miss you Dan.

Cj Johnson

CJ Johnson
His Carpenter

September 20, 2011

I was thinking of you Dan. I just had to drop in and say hi. You are not forgotten.

Corporal Tim Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Department

June 29, 2011

Two years have passed since that tragic day. You are always in our thoughts. Rest in peace.


March 22, 2011

My prayers and wishes are with your family during Thanksgiving and this holiday season...

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

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