Daniel Takashi SakaiOakland Police Department, California
End of Watch: Saturday, March 21, 2009
Reflections for Sergeant Daniel Takashi Sakai
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.
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.
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.
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
REST IN PEACE.
NYPD 46 PCT
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.
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity
June 8, 2009
You were much too young to die. You are missed.
May 31, 2009
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.
US Crossfit, Encinitas
Border Patrol Agent Stephen Sullivan EOW:3/27/99 MY BROTHER:
April 21, 2009
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
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
M.P.S. - SAN DIEGO
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.
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
Widow of Don Schultz
Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network
April 9, 2009
Daniel, Thank you for your service. You are a Hero and will always be remembered for the honorable decision you made when you decided to dedicate/risk your life for our safety and ultimately for the sake of humanity. May God Bless you and keep you at peace.
And to his family, friends and all of OPD know that you are not alone in your grief. My family has shared the same loss and we all felt your pain when this tragedy occurred. Feel comforted in knowing there are so many of us that care and know that you are all kept in our prayers.
Sister-in Law of Fallen Officer
April 9, 2009
I have been an officer for 2 years and two months and 3 days. I know that you went to those in need and you did your best. I can not even express how wonderful a person he must of been. To come to those under fire is one of the bravest things that can be done. This man along with his brothers is a hero, not just to your local community to the nation and the world. He did his job and he did it right, I wish to God none of us had to die to protect those we love and those who need our help in times of distress, but that is what we do. And that is what makes us who we are. i pray your family finds peace in the coming years
April 9, 2009
Dear Sgt. Sakai;
May you & your fellow PD brothers, E.Romans & J.Hege, Rest In Peace. Thank you for your supreme sacrifice to protect your community. Our hearts go out to you & your families.
And to the families of these brothers--we read 'Officer Down Memorial Page' every morning before reading the 'Law Enforcement Code of Ethics'. It keeps us in the proper frame of mind, as to just how dangerous this way of life really is, & the dedication that's required to do this job well.
Take care & remember, time DOES help to heal old wounds.
Ms. M Richardson
Student Ms. M Richardson
PTLEA, Tallahassee Comm College, Florida
April 9, 2009
Rest in Peace, Brother. What an unfortunate end to what was a good day gone bad. You will be missed, Brother.
F. Officer Winslow
April 8, 2009
God's peace Daniel. Thank you for your brave service. Fallen hero's are never forgotten.
P/O R. Popelka #7903
April 7, 2009
May God continue to bless this Officer, his family, and the Oakland Police Department.
K9 Officer Paul Werth
US Customs and Border Protection
April 6, 2009
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