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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

To Sgt. Mark Dunakin, his family and his fellow officers with the Oakland Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sgt. Mark Dunakin’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Sgt. Dunakin and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 21, 2010

We are keeping all to prayer on the first anniversary. We pray our Lord Jesus will comfort all those that know and love Sgt. Dunakin as they are forced to move through the years without their beloved Mark. To Sgt. Dunakin your sacrifice will never be forgotten Thank You for protecting us.

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

God bless you, may you rest in peace. After 36 years in Law Enforcement i am always saddened by the loss of a brother officer.

Commander Ken Gregory(ret)
Orange County Sheriff'S Office Florida

September 20, 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 Mark Dunakin " You Will Deeply Missed And Never Forgotten.

Chief Jack F Harris
Phoenix Police Department

July 30, 2009

Congrats on earning your degree this past week.

Police Officer
Grover Beach PD

July 26, 2009

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Thank you for your service.

Reserve Deputy K. Edge

July 25, 2009

My prayers go out to all the ones who loved you. If only these people realize we are here to help....Hopefully you and the other 3 can make that change. Rest In Peace Brother! Look out for us all... you know we need it.

Correctional Deputy
Riverside County Sheriff

July 25, 2009



July 19, 2009

My heartfelt sympathy to Sergeant Mark Dunakin 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

Mark - I did not know you and never met you. I am Jeff's wife from your SLI class (252). Just listening to all of your SLI classmates talk about you, your humor, love of sports (O - H ...I - O), and the love for your were a great human being and a cop through and through. I am sure God welcomed you into His Kingdom and gave you a place to spend eternity with the rest of the peacekeepers. Rest in Peace!

Supervisor C. Notaro
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Dept. (CA)

April 19, 2009

I watched your funeral on television was it was one of the saddest things I have ever seen. Your brother paid lovely and genuine tribute to you. I am so sorry this happened.


April 13, 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 Mark Dunakin.
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


April 10, 2009

Sgt. Dunakin,
I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officers for your service and sacriifce for the citizens of Oakland. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 9, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sergeant Mark Dunakin,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of SErgeant Mark Dunakin. 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 Mark Dunakin is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


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

phoenix Police

April 9, 2009

What a travesty to have taken you from us. You will be sorely missed, Brother. Semper Fi.

F. Officer Winslow
Federal Police

April 8, 2009

God's peace Mark. Thank you for your brave service. Fallen hero's are never forgotten.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

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 Blaine, WA

April 6, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & our comfort is the assurance that He will judge the guilty.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
As we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 6, 2009

Deeply sorrowful, I leave a reflection about another brave soldier killed by a cowardly enemy. I hope the community will show appreciation for the sacrifice Officer Dunakin has made, and outrage for this violent attack. Officer Dunakin, may the memory of your heroism, service and sacrifice remain forever. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister officers of Officers Hege, Romans and Sakai. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you and your family. AC

Pennsylvania State police

April 6, 2009

Thank you for everything you gave in an effort to make our world a better place. May the Lord be with you and your family always.


April 6, 2009

On behalf of Chief Dean Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer, his family and friends and the entire Oakland Police Department. We stand with you in your time of need and sorrow. Godspeed.


April 6, 2009



April 5, 2009

SGT. Dunakin your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you now rest in peace and may God look out for your family and friends during their time of need.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 5, 2009

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