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

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

We really appreciate you,
Your helpful, giving ways,
And how your generous heart
Your unselfishness displays.

We thank you for your kindness,
We will not soon forget;
You’re one of the bravest people,
We didn't get the honor to have met.

Thank you for your service Officer Dunakin... your family is in our prayers and thoughts.

Ian & Sharee Daste
California Residents

March 27, 2009

God's grace to you and your family and my thanks for your service and ultimate sacrifice.

Sallie Passno
Californian

March 27, 2009

Rest in peace brother. You did well, and gave your all. You fought the fought and dedicated your life to OPD. My prayers go out to you and your loved ones. I will never forget the day that you put on that uniform and badge to protect and serve the community of Oakland. Take care bro.

Jeremy
former Police Officer

March 27, 2009

Sergeant Mark DUNAKIN-It's officers like YOU, who make the rest of us proud to be an officer. Rest in peace, may we some day shake hands at Heavans Gate!

Deputy Christie Hirota
Sacramento County Sheriff

March 27, 2009

We appreciate your service and keeping the streets safe while you were on duty. You will be missed God Speed! To the family, we are so very sorry for your loss..may God Bless you through this very tough time.

Gatkin/Bradshaw Family

March 27, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - Winston Churchill

Deputy Bob Pronske
san Mateo County Sheriff

March 27, 2009

May God bless you and your family.

SGT THOMAS
LAPD

March 27, 2009

When I have no one to turn to
And I am feeling kind of low,
When there is no one to talk to
And nowhere I want to go,
I search deep within myself
It is the love inside my heart
That lets me know my Angels are there
Even though we are miles apart.

A smile then appears upon my face
And the sun begins to shine.
I hear a voice, so soft and sweet
Saying, 'Everything will be just fine'
It may seem that I am alone
But I am never by myself at all.
Whenever I need my Angels near
All I have to do is call.

An Angel's love is always true
On that you can depend.
They will always stand behind you
And will always be your friend.
Through darkest hours and brightest days
Our Angel's see us through
They smile when we are happy, and will cry when we are blue..

Thank you for your service, your friendship and your protection

Anonymous

March 27, 2009

Thank you for your services to the city of Oakland. My condolences go out to your family.
-Brendan, Oakland resident

Brendan
citizen

March 27, 2009

Sgt Dunakin, your watch is ended. May our Heavenly Father watch over your family and friends during this tragic time. May your soul walk carefully and proudly into everlasting life. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in God’s peace my friend, you deserve it.
REV

Chaplain Michael Grinnals
Camillus Police Department

March 27, 2009

Thank you for your service and dedication. May you rest well.

Anonymous

March 27, 2009

Rest easy bro-you are a hero.

Trooper
Arkanas State Police

March 27, 2009

My heartfelt condolances to the family of Sergeant Dunakin in your terrible time of tragedy and loss. My heart goes out to you. May God Bless and keep you in this time of great sorrow. May your loved one's dedication to serve and protect on his last day, and every day, comfort you in your grief. He and all police officers are heros each and everyday.

Anonymous

March 27, 2009

I had the pleasure of dining with Mark on January 9th during one of his Supervisory Leadership training days. It was either on or near his birthday, though he downplayed it as much as he could. It was the first time that I had met Mark and I found him to be very engaging and soft-spoken with a dry sense of humor. What stood out at the time was the happiness within him as he spoke of his wife and children. God Bless them as they struggle through this time period, and blessings to the survivors of our other Oakland brothers killed in the line of duty.

Lt. Marty Dale
Sunnyvale Police Department

March 27, 2009

REST IN PEACE, YOUR BRAVERY WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.

Debbie

March 27, 2009

God bless you and our other three brothers in blue out there! You all are heros. God please look after them and their families. We will continue on with the mission from here and won't let you all down. Rest in peace.

Hemingway
Pembroke Pine Police (FL)

March 27, 2009

Rest in Peace, brother.....

Sgt. Zaida Molina
BCPO

March 27, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,your family and co-workers.Rest easy brother...

Anonymous

March 27, 2009

To The Family,Friends, and Oakland Police Men and Women,

He was one of the most finest, and he cared about people, and he made us feel safe in Eastmont Mall and Oakland. He always smiled and was very healthful and a true professional. We will miss him and only time will mend your broken hearts, but now he will protect in a supernatural way from heaven. I pray you find peace and know that "you loved him, but God loved him more."

Thank you for sharing him with us and our prayers are with you.

God Bless and Take Care of You in this sad time,.

Linda Baptiste
Alameda County Health Care Services

March 27, 2009

Rest well, brother.

Deputy
Michigan

March 27, 2009

Rest easy brother

Anonymous

March 26, 2009

Rest in peace brother. God bless your family and everyone at the Oakland Police Department.

PATROLMAN
HAMILTON POLICE MERCER COUNTY NJ

March 26, 2009

JOB WELL DONE REST IN PEACE
WE HAVE IT HERE

NJSP

March 26, 2009

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