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

Please know most people are incredibly grateful for the job you do even though we don’t say it often. May your families, find some sort of peace in knowing that you are heroes. A hero is a person who does not put themselves first but rather one who looks to protect others and that is exactly what you all have done. I am profoundly sorry for your loss. You will never be forgotten, rest in peace, you certainly deserve it.

In our prayers forever.

An eternally grateful citizen

March 22, 2009

God bless you and your family and friends and your co workers .The family of Det William Rolniak jr eow 2-4-04

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

RIP, May the Lord be with your families.

Officer J.Rodriguez
Ocoee Police Dept. Ocoee, FL

March 22, 2009

My prayers and condolences for Sergeant Dunakin, his family and friends and Police Family. I am so very sorry for this tragic loss. Sgt. Dunakin, you will never be forgotten and will be remembered in my prayers. thank you for your service, your bravery and your sacrifice. God Bless you as you sleep in God's Love and in His Arms.
Respectfully
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of LEO'S

Kathi Halligan
Philadelphia, PA

March 22, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....brother.

Officer Shane Nelson
San Leandro PD

March 22, 2009

He was a warrior. 1*

Corporal
Greenville PD, NC

March 22, 2009

He was a warrior.

Corporal
Greenville PD

March 22, 2009

This is an absolute tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all of the members of the Oakland Police Department. Rest easy.

Trooper
New York State Police - Troop K

March 22, 2009

"Final Call"

An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.

Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, I'm A Cop, Too."

May God be with you during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Melanie
Police Officer's Wife

March 22, 2009

May you rest in peace now,
Rest knowing that your brothers and sisters will not forget,
That you sacrifice will not be forgotten.

You are in a better place now,
We have the watch from here.

My prayers go out to your family and friends.

PO Benson 3293
Prince George's County Police

March 22, 2009

Rest in peace brother. To the families of Sgt Dunakin and the entire Oakland Polioe Dept we will pray for u. We now have the watch!!.

Deputy Joseph Winterer Jr
Eureka County Sheriffs Office,Nevada

March 22, 2009

Rest easy brother.

PO S.Harris #241
Cicero PD Cicero,IL 3rd Watch

March 22, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother

Police Officer
Chicago P.D.

March 22, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 22, 2009

Rest in peace Sergeant Dunakin...

Lieutenant
Genesee County, Michigan

March 22, 2009

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 22, 2009

REST IN PEACE FELLOW BROTHER FORE WE NOW HAVE THE WATCH.
GODSPEED.

RETIRED DEPUTY/SGT
IOWA

March 22, 2009

To the Family of Sergeant Dunakin,

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot imagine the pain you must be suffering at this time, but please know that my thoughts and my prayers are with you. Although I am not an officer, nor affiliated with the any police department, I highly respect the men and women who choose to protect and defend us in the police force and am deeply saddened when they lose their life in the line of duty.

my sincere condolances,

Suzanne

Suzanne
citizen of Tennessee

March 22, 2009

Dear Sergeant Mark Dunakin... I am so sorry this had to happen to you!!! You didnt deserve this at all!! This is just not fair-- My husband, Bradley Moody, was a Richmond Police Officer and he was killed in the line of duty back in October of 2008. It's been almost six months since he has been gone... and it still hurts like the first day!!! Please give him a hug when you see him--Tell him I miss him!!! I know that you, along with all of the other fallen officers are going to be watching down on us now... please keep us all safe in this crazy world!!!

To Sergeant Mark Dunakin's family...I am so sorry!!! I know what your all going through right now, and I wish that I could take away all of your pain... I am soooooo sorry you have to go through this!!! Just know that you have so many people supporting you! Lean on people for support...

To the family at the Oakland Police Department... I am so very sorry for your loss. I felt horrible for the Richmond police department when we lost Bradley...but I can't imagine what you guys are going through loosing four of your brothers. My heart goes out to you all. Yesterday was truly a very sad day!!!!

Please, if you need anything.. I would love to help--with anything!!!
[email protected]

Again, my condolences to you all...

Susan Moody
wife of fallen officer Bradley Alan Moody, Richmond PD EOW 10-7-08

March 22, 2009

God bless Sgt. Dunakin, his family, and his police family during this time. Peace be with you.

Kentucky LEO wife

March 22, 2009

Sgt Dunakin thank you for your service, brother. Your courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Police Officer
Philadelphia

March 22, 2009

My heart goes out to all of those who lost their lives on 03/21/09. I know how hard it is to loose someone in the line of duty-I've lost two very good friends. My prayers go out to all the families as well as the Oakland Police Department family.

Kim Pytlak, Civilian
Pima County Sheriff's Department

March 22, 2009

As a Philly resident, our City has had its share of sorrow over the past 2 years with the deaths of too many of our beloved men and women in blue. The law enforcement agencies from all over the country have been so supportive of our losses. Now we offer our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you....the brave men in blue of California. May your families get through this most tragic and horrible tragedy.

Sergeant Dunakin, may you be at peace and patrole the streets of Heaven. You will never be forgotten.

L. Brett
Sister, mother-in-law and Aunt of Phila Police Officers

March 22, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone whoms life you have touched....RIP

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

I was with OPD and Sgt. Mark Dunakin was one of my instructors. He always had a smile on his face and a funny story to be told. He was an outstanding Officer and in my opinion one of the best Officers OPD has/had he will be sorely missed.

G-d Speed

Federal Agent
ICE

March 22, 2009

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