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 deepest sympathy to the entire Oakland Police Department family and the families of the fallen officers on this horrific day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

What a sad day for our entire community.

Please be aware that the entire police community, and the community everywhere shares your grief and our prayers will continue for you.

Louise
Sister-in-law of fallen officer

Louise

March 22, 2009

Your family, and the entire Oakland Police Department, is in my prayers.

"In valor there is hope."

Sgt. J. R. Ohotto
Minneapolis Park Police Department

March 22, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you rest in peace. For my fellow friends and comrads at the Oakland Police Department, my heart is with you. Please use this time to honor Sgt. Dunakin for the sacrafise he made yesterday. He is a true hero.

Dispatcher Tracy Borghesani
Pinole Police Department

March 22, 2009

My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and Agency. May you sleep easy with God, Mark. We thank you for your Dedicated Service, Sir. You will NEVER be forgotten.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Garland

March 22, 2009

My prayers go out to your family. Rest.

Officer Sanchez

March 22, 2009

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

March 22, 2009

Rest in peace Brother Mark, you are a True Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.


Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW7/15/73

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

My heart and prayers go out to the officer's family and to their department. RIP my brothers.

Sgt. Marco Robles
McKinney Police Department

March 22, 2009

Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that you gave to protect us. I read a poem once about "A Hero" that states

"A Hero Touches Every One Of Us,
Whether It Be Word Or Deed.
When A Hero Leaves This Earth, Yes, It's Sad, But True..

All Too Many Times, The Hero Is Dressed In Blue"

You are a hero who will not be readily forgotten. Our loss is Heavens Gain.

Anita RN
a grateful citizen

March 22, 2009

Rest In Peace, Brother. The Law Enforcement community will forever stand by your family and friends, and we will never forget this tragic day.

Deputy Eric Essinger
Washington County Sheriff's Dept, WI

March 22, 2009

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God"...

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

I just wanted to send my most sincere condolences to the family of the fallen officer(s), the members of the Oakland Police Department and to my brothers of the Oakland SWAT Team. As an officer/operator, I understand your loss and can only pray that you will find purpose in the sacrifices made. Keep God first, then Family and never forget Squad/Team. (1*)

Sergeant R.E. Gaddy, Jr.
Durham Police Department (NC)

March 22, 2009

My heart goes out to my extended family at the Oakland Police Department and to the family of Sergeant Mark Dunakin. I know what a difficult time you must be having. Just know that the effects of this tragedy extends nationwide. Thank you for being a supportive force in the life of Sergeant Dunakin because I know that he was where he wanted to be.

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Deputy Kimberly Williams
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office NC

March 22, 2009

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and the entire Oakland Police Department at this time of horrible tragedy.

Greater Love hath no man than to lay down his life for his friends..........John 13:15

Meridith Jensen
CSPD Comm Cntr, Colo Spgs

March 22, 2009

My heart and prayers are with the family, friends and the Oakland Police Department during this very difficult time. God bless you and guide you.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

I watched the news last nite. I am so sorry that this continues to happen to men in blue.
I pray for strength for you family and for those of the other officers that died.
My thoughts are with with your fellow officers in Oakland. I have lived through the watch that is maintained in the hospitals, the prayers and tears. I bid them all peace.
Yesterday was your end of watch, etched in the hearts of those that loved you and the many more that did not know you, but we all know you gave it all to make our world a safe one. I thank you! Please say hello to Stalnaker and Sowa from Atlanta.
God Bless you and your family.

theresa
catholic charities-baton rouge

March 22, 2009

Thank you, Sgt. Dunakin, for your service to the people of California and the United States. Your dedication and efforts are appreciated and will not be forgotten. Your family, community, fellow wounded officer, and department will be in my prayers. Rest in peace, HERO!

Janice Brown
Conway, Arkansas

Janice Brown
civilian

March 22, 2009

God Bless you and your family.

Detective
Cranford Police Dept (NJ)

March 22, 2009

Sgt. Dunakin,

God Bless you sir for being the hero you are and may God hold you in his loving arms. Ride safely on the golden streets of heaven with my son, also a motor officer killed in the line of duty.
To the family, please know your not alone and your loved one is a hero to us all. God bless you and keep you in the palms of his hands during the very difficult days ahead.

With deepest respect,
Kim Weigand
Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand
E.O.W. 9/14/2008

Kim Weigand

March 22, 2009

Having just lost one of our own, I know the sadness that has encompassed the Oakland PD. I pray that the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Dunakin experience God's comfort during this difficult time.

SA DE-14604
FBI Detroit

March 22, 2009

God Bless Sergeant Mark Dunakin

God Bless Sergeant Mark Dunakin's Family

God Bless The Oakland Police Department

Trooper
New Jersey State Police

March 22, 2009

My family posseses the deepest condolences to O.P.D. SWAT...and to the motor Officers...

Lt..
B.O.P.

March 22, 2009

This is a very sad situation. I pray for the family and his co-workers. Rest in peace my friend, God has called you home.

Harry Ernest Wilkins
civilian

March 22, 2009

We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. To the officers at the Oakland PD...stay strong and support each other. Rest in peace.

michelle Hunter. special agent
DCIS

March 22, 2009

So sorry. How senseless. May God be with your family and friends during this horrible time.

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

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