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

Rest in peace Sergeant, your memory will not fade.

Deputy L Benson
Yolo County Sheriff

March 22, 2009

A HERO may be gone....A HERO will never be forgotten R.I.P. Your killer got what he deserved May his soul rot in hell

Deputy
Lake County Sheriff IL

March 22, 2009

REST IN PEACE

CHIEF E.J. MORRIS
RANDOLPH MO P.D.

March 22, 2009

Somebody killed a policeman today and a part of America died. Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

March 22, 2009

Thank you hero.

Special Agent
USSS

March 22, 2009

To our brothers and sisters in Oakland; our thoughts and prayers are with you and brother Dunakin's family. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Sgt. Michael Horn
Paradise Valley (AZ) P.D.

March 22, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sergeant Dunakin’s family and to our brothers and sisters of the Oakland Police Departmment.

mike
Presidio of Monterey Police Dept.

March 22, 2009

RIP Brother. You will be missed but not forgotten.

Deputy K Grizzard
VBSO VA Beach, Va

March 22, 2009

To the Dunakin family, I am so sorry for your loss, I will continue to pray for you. No words can express how deeply this has affected me.

Officer Dennis Welsh
Tucson Airport Authority P.D.

March 22, 2009

This is truly a sad day for the City of Oakland. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Dunakin. God bless the Oakland PD. May you rest in eternal peace Sgt. Dunakin.

CIVILIAN
LAPD

March 22, 2009

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Sergeant Mark Dunakin as well as to the Oakland Police Department. Rest in peace Sergeant Dunakin, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

March 22, 2009

May you rest in peace brother and may God comfort your family and Oakland PD. You will not be forgotten.

Corporal
Inverness PD-Florida

March 22, 2009

God bless to you and thank you for your service. Rest in peace and enjoy paradise! My prayers go to you, your family, and your department.

A. Guerrero
Police Officer, Southern Nevada

March 22, 2009

Rest in peace Sgt. Dunakin. May God be with you, your family and your OPD family. Thank you for your service. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Officer Nicole Pacheco #16286
California Highway Patrol

March 22, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother

OFC B. Grajek

March 22, 2009

Sgt. Dunakin, you will never be forgotten, thank you for your service and dedication to our profession. God be with you, your family and department.

Cpl. Elswood
Lehi Police, Utah

March 22, 2009

I thought you would find this work of interest I wrote in memory of an officer recently killed in the line of duty from my hometown.

Sincerely,

Eric S. Kingston

Carry On

Written in memory of
Officer Mason Samborski
& All Officers taken in the line of duty

Hang your heads in sorrow for the tears have begun
A man of blue has fallen much, much too young
Even the angels looking down into the watering tides
Watch as their tears fall on starlight, bringing night into the sky

Now each man of blue who upholds the law
Wonders in silence why he is gone
And evil it seems has darkened the sun
For now in the quiet the mourners have come

For every law man who falls within the day
For every good man who is taken too soon away
For every good deed that is done by our own hands
We, left here below, must now understand...

That the things that we cherish must be hard fought and won
But the code and the service must carry on
And yes,
Heaven cries harder when a man of blue falls
But not one of them EVER truly is gone

You see Mason,
He is now starlight, and guides from blue sky
Directing angels below, standing right by your side
He is there in pure spirit, in honor and in song
So listen to his, and their, message,
It says the brave carry on,
In the memory of the fallen you must carry on
In the memory of the fallen we must carry on

In Lasting Memory,

Eric Sander Kingston & Family

Eric Sander Kingston
Citizens

March 22, 2009

I grieve for you, your fellow officers, families and community tonight. May God keep you all.

Anonymous

March 22, 2009

God Speed Brother, your work here is done. The citizens of Oakland lost an officer but gained an Angel......

stephen west
tx dps/mvts

March 22, 2009

Sgt. Dunakin, Sir Thank you for your service. May GOD Bless you and Rest In Peace. May GOD also give comfort/peace to your family and fellow LEO's during this time of sorrow. Your tragic death will never be forgotten.

Detention Deputy G. Carew
Seminole County Sheriff's Office, FL/J.E.P.C.F.

March 22, 2009

To the family, friends, and everyone at Oakland PD

I am so sorry for your Loss. I also experienced the loss of a dear friend in the line of Duty. This was sent to me, I found it helpful. Hope this helps your family as well.

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our moral man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.

Paul S
Friend Of Officer Mark Whithead MCSO EOW 02/26/1993

March 22, 2009

To the family, friends, and everyone at Oakland PD

I am so sorry for your Loss. I also experienced the loss of a dear friend in the line of Duty. This was sent to me, I found it helpful. Hope this helps your family as well.

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our moral man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.

Paul S
Friend Of Officer Mark Whithead MCSO EOW 02/26/1993

March 22, 2009

Thank you for your service, sir. God Bless your family and the Oakland Police Department.

952
Ottawa County, MI

March 22, 2009

My heart is breaking tonight for the grievous loss your family and department has sustained. May God grant them solace in this darkest hour.

Your family and department will be supported and you will always be honored and revered for your service and sacrifice. Today is a bitter, bitter day as all of us in the Bay Area law enforcement community try to comprehend the magnitude of this loss. Heaven has four new heroes, you and your band of brothers from OPD.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD

March 22, 2009

It is with the utmost sadness and respect that I pass on my most sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-officers of this brave and honorable fellow member.
Go with God now Brother.
Be at Peace.
"Blessed are the Peacekeepers...."

Senior Constable
South Australia Police

March 22, 2009

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