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 thoughts & prayers are with you all. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

March 22, 2009

My Heartfelt Sympathy to the families and fellow Police Officer families of these 4 fallen officers. May they rest in peace.

Retired Police Officer/Detective
Richard Burger
Fond du Lac Wi Police Department

Retired Police Officer/Detective
Fond du Lac Wi

March 22, 2009

May you rest in God's peace and ever loving presence my Brother in Blue. You will never be forgotten, and your family will be taken care of by your Brothers in Blue forever.

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

On behalf of the members of the Tampa Police Department, we send our deepest condolences. This tragedy leaves a void with us all.

The families and friends of these true heros are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless and thank you for your service.

Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl

March 22, 2009

RIP Brother

S/O M.Z.
MCSD NJ

March 22, 2009

Courageousness doesn't begin to describe the hearts of these men and women who make our streets safe and venture in where angels fear to go. We owe them our freedom, our peace of mind and our sleep filled nights. We thank you, everyone of you, who step up to the call, who selflessly put your lives in danger for the safety of strangers and to your families who await your safe returns after each shift. May God watch over you and yours and reward you richly.

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

Sergeant Dunakin, Officer Hege, Sergeant Romans and Sergeant Sakai, your deaths were senseless and unnecessary.

You had the guts to work in a city most of us would never dare to work in. You gave your lives, believing the people of Oakland were deserving of the highest level of service. I hope the people of the City of Oakland are as grateful for your service as your fellow officers are.

Rest in peace my brothers. We have the watch.

Officer Sid Hubbs
El Cerrito Police Department

March 22, 2009

God Bless Sgt Dunakin, and may the good Lord care for his family and fellow officers.

K9 Handler
Chandler , Arizona PD

March 22, 2009

On behalf of all officers in Missouri, we extend our sincere sympathy to this fine officers family, fellow officers and friends.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/Team Manager
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

March 22, 2009

I feel your Deptatments pain along with my family and our Police dept. Please be at peace in Heaven and no we will never forget you. When will all this disrepect of Law ENFOCEMENT END?

Officer Steve Hartzell
Phila Pa

March 22, 2009

The Heart of Every Police Officer Has Been Broken Today, The Loss of a Brother Who Gave His Life To The City That He Protected and Served Is The ultimate Sacrifice. My Heart and prayers will be with him and his family. May God Bless His Soul.

John, NYPD

Retired Police Officer John M
New York City Police Department

March 22, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten. May God Bless your family!

Officer Rachel Prieto
AP&P/Utah Department of Corrections

March 22, 2009

I can't believe this has happened. What a raw feeling inside. There are no words to describe the deep sorrow we are all feeling.
I remember Sgt. Dunakin when he was an Officer and took us on an adventureand showed us some good stuff from the community policing van, while I was in the Oakland Police Academy. What a bunch of rookies! He was a truly friendly guy with a fun personality.
You and your service will not be forgotten.

Mandy Simonson Moran
BART PD

March 22, 2009

God bless you Sergeant Mark Dunakin. Thank you for your service and you will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to you, your family, and the entire Oakland PD. Rest in peace.

Officer David Wood
Fountain Hill PD

March 22, 2009

Sergeant Dunakin, thanks for fighting the good fight. We will always remember you. God bless your family. RIP brother.

PO Harris
LVMPD

March 22, 2009

Here in Kansas City, we all grieve with broken hearts for these 4 heroes: Officers Dunakin, Roman, Sakai, and Hegee.

I am only a citizen, but I know quite well that were it not for officers like these, none of us could live as we do here in the USA.

God be with all the families, and all those who loved these brave men!

God Bless you/Mary keep you all-
Kathy

Kathy Brown, Esq.
one they protect

March 22, 2009

God bless you for your service to the Oakland community.
Watch over your family and the Oakland Police Department.
Rest easy HERO you will be missed.

Boomer

Boomer

March 22, 2009

"Such then is the character of true courage...Though it nevers provokes danger, it is always ready to meet even death in an honorable cause.
Aristotle

God Bless

Sgt Robert A. Buell
New York State Police

March 22, 2009

Our prayers and deepest sympathy to the families and fellow officers in this senseless tragedy.
Rest in peace Sarge, you will not be forgotten.
Respectfully submitted
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

March 22, 2009

Thank you for your service Sergeant Dunakin, you are a hero. I can't believe I am leaving reflections for three officers as are many who care. This horrendous tragedy is unacceptable to me. My prayers go out to all the families and fellow officers. This price was way too high to pay.
My heart is broken.

citizen
Alabama

March 22, 2009

You will be deeply missed...your family is in my prayers, we will assume your watch now.

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

RIP brother.

NY State Trooper
NY State Police

March 22, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

Rest In Peace, Sergeant Dunakin.

Lt T Carr
NYPD

March 22, 2009

Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace and may god bless you and your family.

Lieutenant Rich Bitonti
Indio Police Department, California

March 22, 2009

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