Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mark Thomas Dunakin

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Mark Thomas Dunakin

My heart goes out to all of Sergeant Dunakin's family. I know the pain you are going through.

Maryann Poni
Autie of Officer Isaac Espinoza
EOW: April 10, 2004

Sgt. Poni, Retired
SFSD

March 28, 2009

Thank you for your heroic service. Please watch us from above as we continue the fight. Rest easy Sergeant Dunakin, we have it from here...

Officer
Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

March 28, 2009

RIP Brother. Wish we could have been there for you
IOWA LEO

Anonymous

March 28, 2009

No words can ease the pain, when from our sight someone has passed. But to the children, feel pride. do not feel hate and remember, he was doing something of honor. To his wife.God bless you and your children. I am from minn. But this story touched me.God bless you all.

arlene Newman
citizen

March 28, 2009

RIP...The thoughts and prayers of the members of the Grantham Police Department are with your family and the members of OPD.

Sgt John Parsons
Grantham NH PD

March 28, 2009

God be with the four of you, your familes and the many that will follow your lead.

Investigator
Peoria Police Department

March 28, 2009

Rest in peace Sgt. Dunakin, you served your community well!

Retired Police Lt. Ed Katen
city of Newman P D

March 28, 2009

Thank you for your service and dedication.

Rolling Thunder

The Roswell Family

March 27, 2009

"…They were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
-from For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon

Detective J. Roberts
Gwinnett County Police Department

March 27, 2009

Brother Motor officer, you gave the ultimate sacrifice. My heart goes out your family and brother and sister officers. Rest in peace, Ride in Heaven

Motorcycle Officer Kristen Fitzgerald
New Haven Police Dept. New Haven, Ct.

March 27, 2009

May God provide eternal rest to the soul of Sergeant Dunakin and comfort to his family and friends.

Elio Mena
Westwood, NJ

March 27, 2009

Thank you for your service brother may GOD bless and comfort your family. GOD speed brother see you on the high side.

Detective Shane Parrott
Gordon County Sheriffs Office GA

March 27, 2009

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters of Sgt Mark Dunakin at this tragic time. May you rest in peace Brother Dunakin and know you will never be forgotten.

Helen Legall (retired detective)
Gainesville Police Dept (Fla)

March 27, 2009

GOD bless you and your family my brother. May peace heal the pain with time, you are all in our hearts and prayers.

Trooper A. Forsyth
Louisiana State Police

March 27, 2009

Words cannot express my deep sorrow for the loss of Sgt. Dunakin. He helped our neighborhood out by patrolling Park Blvd., the main artery that runs through our neighborhood, and ticketing speeding vehicles in an effort to slow traffic down and make it safe for children crossing that street to go to school. We are so heartbroken. I send my sincerest condolences to his wife and three children and my gratitude for the sacrifices he and they have made to keep us all safe.

Peace be with you,

Patricia Gima

Patricia Gima
Oakland resident, Glenview District

March 27, 2009

Mark was one of those guys you couldn't think about without cracking a smile. You will be missed. I'll never forget you, or the services today. A proud, but sad day for all.

Anonymous

March 27, 2009

Rest in Peace, Sergrant Dunakin. Our hearts and prayers are with your family and friends in their time of grief. Although I did not know you, the law enforcement community is a large family that cares for its family members. Our appreciation for the sacrifices you have made can never be fully expressed in words.

Deputy Probation Officer Robert Webster
Monterey County Probation Department

March 27, 2009

Rest In Peace Brother, God Bless Your Family

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Mark's soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Anonymous

March 27, 2009

I wish the family and friends peace.I pray for their peace and the abbility to forgive the bad person. Mark can never be brought back but he can be remembered with love and respect. To all who knew him never forget his passion and never forget him.. Rejoice in his life and rejoice in him everday.For those who have lost a child too soon.. you will find small things that remind you everyday of them. Laugh and rejoice.
God Bless
Lucia Smith
Mother of Ben T.Smith IV Foothill High School Grad "86 (CA. resident) Kimberled.Smith Kanu '85 resident of Africa

Lucia Smith
Mother

March 27, 2009

God bless Mark Dunakin and his family. He is a true hero. His full name is Mark Thomas Dunakin.

Vasili

March 27, 2009

May angels lead you in...

Miranda

March 27, 2009

Rest in peace brother.My condolences to your family and friends.

police officer
Chicago P.D.

March 27, 2009

there is nothing more noble than a person that puts on the uniform every day. it is a tragic price to pay in a most honorable profession.

lori gilliar
citizen

March 27, 2009

Mark:

Thank you for standing up and protecting the city and citizens of Oakland. You will be greatly missed by your family, friends, and colleagues.

Stacie Burdusis Logan
FHS, class of '86

March 27, 2009

My prayers and thoughts are with you, your families, and other Peace Officers at this awful time, God Bless!

Retired Police Officer Bob Reed
South Lake Tahoe PD

March 27, 2009

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