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 and prayers are with you all........I cannot even imagine the pain this tragedy has caused. I pray for all Officers everytime my husband leaves for work. To your family, please know we are with you. Matthew 5:9

A. Maier
LEO wife

March 22, 2009

Thankyou for your service SERGEANT DUNAKIN, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family and co-workers during these tragic times.

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

March 22, 2009

Rest In Peace Brother, JUSTICE WAS SERVED. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the entire Oakland Police Department.

Patrolman Nathan W. Fisher
Point Township Police Department Nothumberland, PA

March 22, 2009

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Mark Dunakin and to the entire Oakland Police Department. We share your grief and mourn the loss of one of our brothers in blue from across the bay. RIP

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

March 22, 2009

God has a special place for the peacekeepers for they are truly the children of God. We appreciate so much the sacrifice you and your families have made and want you to know that you are in our thoughts each day here in Arkansas. Rest in peace brothers

Ryan S. Rowe
Bonanza, AR Police Dept

March 22, 2009

May your sacrifice never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with your family & colleagues in this time of tremendous loss.

Lieutenant Mike Amesse
City of Montreal F.D.

March 22, 2009

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE YOU AND YOUR BROTHER OFFICERS MADE TODAY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. ALL OF THE BROTHERS IN BLUE ARE ON THE FRONT LINE KEEPING PEACE AND PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY AND THE DANGERS SHOULD NEVER BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE ALL THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 22, 2009

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God bless everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx.

March 22, 2009

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

May God bless everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

Thank you for your service to your community and your country, Sgt. Dunakin. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. RIP

Jane Brown, VA PPO
Va. Dept. of Corrections

March 22, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten by the thin blue line. You have served your community and county well. Our prayers go out to you, your dept. and your family.

OFC CHARLES ROBSON (RET)
ORMOND BEACH POLICE DEPT.

March 22, 2009

Sgt. Dunakin - Words cannot express my sorrow for you, your family, friends and co-workers. You are a hero and you will never be forgotten.

Kathy McEntee
Sister of Sgt. Bill McEntee EOW 7/5/05

March 22, 2009

Shockwaves are crossing the nation at the loss of three in one place on one day with a fourth in the hospital.

We honor and mourn the slain, we pray for the wounded and we damn the killer’s soul. God will forgive him, I cannot.

Rest in Peace, Sgt. Dunakin and thank you for your service.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 22, 2009

I am deeply saddened when police officers are killed in the line of duty - just trying to protect society from the bad guys.....and when 3 officers are killed in a single day. My heart goes out to the families!!

Frank

March 22, 2009

God bless you and your family.

Officer
Georgia

March 22, 2009

God bless........

DETECTIVE
NYPD

March 22, 2009

Sgt, God I am so sorry for this tragic incident. I cannot even think of what to say. I can only pray and hope that your family, department, friends, and community find some peace during this horrible time. God bless you and your fellow fallen officers. Rest in peace. The monster that started this will not be able to hurt anyone anymore. Thank God for that.

146
Harper Woods Police Department

March 22, 2009

To the family of Sergeant Mark Dunakin,

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Thank you, his life meant something to me!!! and to many.. he will NEVER be forgotten...

With True Love,
A fellow Officer
Dustin Hinton

Agent Dustin Hinton
IGC State Police Indiana / peer

March 22, 2009

Rest in peace bro', we'll take it from here.

PO JA Bottillo
Troy NY PD

March 22, 2009

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

REST IN PEACE SIR!!!!

K BROOKS
HOUSTON POLICE

March 22, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and fellow members of the Oakland Police Department. This is truly a very sad day for law enforcement as three heroes were taken from us. May the three of you rest in peace and know that you'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

March 22, 2009

Brother, I'm so sorry and angered at what happened. Thank you for your service.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin PD

March 22, 2009

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.

OFFICER BOB SWOPE #5609
OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPT.OHIO

March 22, 2009

My heart goes out to the family, friends and fellow officers of Sgt Dunakin. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you deal with this horrible tragedy. May God bless you and give you the strength to get through this difficult time. I am so saddened to hear of your terrible loss.

Pat M.

March 22, 2009

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