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

It broke my heart, I was not able to attend the funeral, but at least I was able to salute you, on your way home, along with many others on a 580 overcrossing in Livermore. There are so many of us who did not know you, but are so proud of you.

resident
Livermore, ca

March 30, 2009

Our hearts & prayers go out to the families who have suffered this tragic loss, may their loved ones rest in peace.

Joyce & Cecil Kroening
concerned citzen

March 30, 2009

Rest In Peace Brother

Anonymous

March 30, 2009

Mark I will miss you!!....It seems like just yesterday when you took me on a ride along. I will never forget that or the baseball games we watched the bbq's and the beers. You were a GREAT father,husband,and friend. I am sorry I could not leave Germany to be there for angie and the kids. I LOVE YA AND MISS YOU BRO...GO STEELERS!!......Your buddy Rich

Military Police Rich
US ARMY

March 30, 2009

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest in Peace Sgt. Dunakin

Deputy Christopher R French
Wharton County Sheriff's Office, Wharton Texas

March 30, 2009

Our deespest sympathy to the family, friends and Officers of the OPD. May the Lord be with you all and touch your hearts. Thank you for your public service to the community, citizens and visitors to the City of Oakland
God Bless.

Anonymous
Concerned Citizens

March 30, 2009

My heart is with your family. Rest in peace.

Wife of a Colorado Springs Officer

March 29, 2009

REST IN PEACE, BROTHER
PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PORVINCIAL POLICE

PROVINCIAL CONSTABLE MARTY LALONDE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

March 29, 2009

Rest my brother and know your service was not in vain.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and the OPD.

Detective Adam Myers
West Palm Beach Police Dept.

March 29, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

SGT ED LAFOSSE (ret)
Toronto police service

March 29, 2009

Sgt. Dunakin:

I wish things would have turned out different for you and your fellow brothers. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May you Rest In Peace Sir. We'll take it from here.

Officer D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. NH)

March 29, 2009

It was a terrible tragedy that took you away.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Captain
US Customs and Border Protection

March 29, 2009

It was a terrible tragedy that took you away.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Captain
US Customs and Border Protection

March 29, 2009

You will never be forgotten by your Police Brothers and Sisters. Thank you for your service to your country and to your community. Rest in peace Brother are a hero.

I AM A WARRIOR — by Jon F. Hooper
I stand with God. I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary.
I fight for those who can’t. I fight for Justice.
I fight for the oppressed and the downtrodden.
And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, for I serve to protect the innocent.
It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries.
Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee.
Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor.
Cry not at my passing, for it was my honor to fight for you.
Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy:
For now, I stand with God!

Colin Davies D/C 6745 (Ret)
Toronto Police Service (Canada)

March 28, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with this Sgt.'s family. God bless.

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept., NY

March 28, 2009

May you rest in peace that your bravery in giving your life protecting us will not be in vain.

kristin
sister of an officer

March 28, 2009

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Dunakin family. Sgt. Dunakin and his family will be remembered in my families prayers.

Sgt. J. Childress
NV. Dept. of Corrections

March 28, 2009

May God bless, guide and keep the wife, children and other family members of Sergeant Dunakin, as well as his fellow officers. Unfortunately, we must go through the pain of loss for awhile, but we will reach the other side. And the love for your hero will remain. I too am the mother of three children who lost her husband in the line of duty. Stay close to God and he will carry you through, one minute at a time.

Renee' Haley
Wife of SWAT officer Tim Haley, EOW 08/26/08

Renee' Haley
wife of fallen officer

March 28, 2009

My brother misses you greatly. rest in peace

brian olthoff
brother of officer scott olthoff opd

March 28, 2009

I attended the funeral. The celebration of his life was incredible. To sit in the Oracle Arena with nothing but extroadinary men and women from all over the country who live to serve and protect was phenomenal.

Stay strong...Friends, Family, and O.P.D. Many are praying for all of you.

With Great Sadness,

Stephanie Millikin
FCI Dublin-Dublin, CA

Correctional Counselor, S.Millikin
Federal Bureau of Prisons

March 28, 2009

I extend my thoughts, prayers and condolences to you, your family and everyone at the Oakland Police Department. Anytime a Law Enforcement Officer pays the ultimate sacrifice, it effects the community and the largest family in the world, The Family Of Law Enforcement Officers. We grief at your loss, yet we struggle to finish our shift knowing you will now watch over us as we continue the fight. You have earned the title of Hero and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Brother.

Senior Deputy Eric R. Fennell
Kern County Sheriff's Office - Ca.

March 28, 2009

Dear Dunakins,
The peal of the pipes still rings for you and your loved one.
Sgt. Dunakin will be remembered as long the hard work he did remains unfinished business. His legacy will be long enduring. May time bring comfort to all of you.

Mother of a Rookie Cop
Sister of a veteran officer

March 28, 2009

Sergeant Dunakin, Thank you for your service to Oakland you ARE A HERO, The company I work for has a store in Oakland and Thank you for your service to us, we have your watch from here Sir may you R.I.P.

"Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the sons of GOD!"

Matthew 5:4-10

Camden Bullock, EMT-B
Portroyal VFD

March 28, 2009

Sergeant Dunakin, Thank you for your service to Oakland you ARE A HERO, The company I work for has a store in Oakland and Thank you for your service to us, we have your watch from here Sir may you R.I.P.

"Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the sons of GOD!"

Matthew 5:4-10

Camden Bullock, EMT-B
Portroyal VFD

March 28, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

March 28, 2009

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