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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


Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Ptn. R. Murphy
March 23, 2009

Sergeant Sakai,
Thank-you for your service. You will always be remembered as a hero. Your service and sacrifice serve as an example to us all. Our deepest condolences to your family and the brave men and women of the Oakland Police Department. Rest in peace, brother.

Detective Corporal Dean Morgan
Park County Sheriff's Office--Colorado
March 23, 2009

R.I.P. brother. You died a true hero. Thank you.

Police Officer II
March 23, 2009

We are deeply saddened at Dan's loss and the loss of his comrades.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P K Harding (Ret.)
Binghamton NY PD
March 23, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give your family and friends the daily strength they will need to heal.

Vicki Tavarez
Wife of a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Captain
March 23, 2009

Rest in peace brother...You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers, and may you family know that you were truly a hero!

Bellevue Iowa Police Department
March 23, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your Agency and to the Families of Officers.

DA Investigator
Napa District Attorney's Office
March 23, 2009

I can honestly say that I lost 4 brothers on March 21st.

Thank you Sgt. Sakai for your years of dedicated service with Oakland PD and with OPD SWAT. Your bravery, dedication, and strength will live on in every Police Officer across the country.

God bless you and your family Sgt. Sakai.
Rest in Peace Brother

Officer Lopez
Newark PD
March 23, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

March 23, 2009

my heart fails me to find the words. God speed. the wife of a police sergeant in ceres, california

March 23, 2009

I have just read with great sadness the article about the loss of the officers in Oakland.

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Fisher
Deputy Kevin Michael Sherwood
Clare County Michigan
EOW 10/9/03

Mary Fisher
March 23, 2009

As many have stated, we are saddened by this loss...Our prayers go out to your family..Thank you for being the officer that you were..You helped our area & city and we are all eternally grateful !!!! Surley, on Saturday you reached your place in Heaven, although much too soon....

Jo-Ann & John Donivan
Redwood Hts./Laurel NCPC
March 23, 2009

I am very sorry about your loss.I wish that nobody died in the line of duty but unfortunatly some do because of idiots.

9th grade miriam oberton
pinellas park high school
March 23, 2009

Thank you for your bravery and passion for your job. The people of Oakland have suffered a great loss. Deep condolences to your brother officers, family and friends.

March 23, 2009

Thank you for your sacrifice.. May you rest in peace.. I will be praying for you and your family thru this difficult time. GOD BLESS

March 23, 2009

My heart goes out to the families and friends of this fallen hero. He stood for everything that is good for mankind and our great country. Just know that there are untold numbers of us that grieve with you during this very difficult time. Keep your faith in God. Only He can make all things right in his time.

March 23, 2009

On March 21st 2009, four brave officers, attempted to protect the citizens of Oakland. During this outrageuos incident, they left this place as heros and everyone is proud of the people they are. You all will be missed and never forgotten. God speed and thanks for your service. Your brothers and sisters will always miss you. Rest in Peace.

Traffic Officer M Laythorpe
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
March 23, 2009

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Sergeant Sakai and the Oakland Police Department.

Supervising Investigator Mike Frey
Napa County District Attorney's Office
March 23, 2009

May God Bless Sergeant Sakai, his family, and his fellow officers. Thank you for your service Sir. Rest in Peace.

Police Officer
March 23, 2009

Thank you for your courage, your service, and your sacrifice. The world is a better place because of you and your fellow officers. May God bless you and your family.

Steve Mayo
Citizen, Discovery Bay, CA
March 23, 2009

My prayers go out to all of you. May God keep an eye on the rest. Please take care of youselfs. God Bless you

Officers Mom
March 23, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, co-workers and friends. Rest in peace.

Kelli Davey, Deputy Probation Officer
Family of Robert James Davey, Alameda Police Department
March 23, 2009



President Jim Gilbert
Fraternal Order of Police,Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, Ohio
March 23, 2009

Although, I did not know any of the four officers personally, words cannot express the amount of grief and sorrow I feel for the entire family of the Oakland Police Department and for the private families of these officers. This was a cruel and senseless occurrence that will do nothing but leave a gaping hole of shock, sadness and confusion in the midst of our already fragile society.

Please know that with every passing day we are extremely grateful and appreciative of the service of these officers and the entire staff of the Oakland Police Department. The City of Oakland could not properly function without your protection and dedication.

May God bless the passing of these officers and protect those who protect us.


Jessica Novak
A concerned and very grateful citizen
March 23, 2009

My heart is breaking for your families because I know what it feels like to get that call that your husband, friend, and loved one is gone all too soon. I lost my husband in February 2007 in the line of duty also. I know that most of your close friends and family wont even read this until days, weeks, or months down the road because its too difficult or time consuming. But when they do get to read it, it will be important for them to understand that they are NOT alone! There is a huge support system out there waiting for you to be ready to accept us.

We are not a group any of you want to be a part of, but we are here nonetheless and we are praying and thinking about all and our hearts are broken with yours. Please draw strength from knowing that Daniel will be greeted in heaven by the brothers and sisters that have fallen before him, and they will show him around up there! They will help him send strength your way so that you can be patient in the time it takes to be with him again.

RIP DANIEL SAKAI, we will take it from here.

Melisa Wissink
In Honor of Officer Sean Wissink, EOW 2/11/07

M, Wife of fallen officer SEAN WISSINK
Des Moines, IA Police Dept.
March 23, 2009


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