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Houston Standoff Ends as SWAT Storms Barbershop

April 2, 2009
A SWAT standoff at a barbershop on Houston's south side ended this morning after police stormed the building and subdued an armed man with help from a dog and a Taser. Police said the man took his brother and sister-in-law hostage inside Dugar's Urban Kuts in the 9100 block of Scott about 1:45 a.m.

Officer's Family Asked Oakland Mayor Dellums to Not Speak at Funeral

March 27, 2009
Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums attended Friday's funeral for four slain city police officers, but did not speak at the request of at least one killed officer's family.

Thousands Attend Funeral to Honor Oakland Officers

March 27, 2009
As officers from 15 agencies patrolled city streets, the entire 815-member Oakland Police Department came to celebrate the lives of the officers even as they struggled to come to terms with the deadliest day in its history. To lose one officer was bad enough. That four gave the ultimate sacrifice was almost too much to bear.

Oakland Police Funeral Expected to Draw Thousands of Officers

March 27, 2009
Officers from throughout California and from as far away as New York and Florida will attend the 11 a.m. service in the Oracle Arena, which holds more than 19,000 people.

Slain Oakland Officer's Organs Save Four Men

March 26, 2009
Even in death, Oakland police Officer John Hege has saved four lives. Hege, who was among four officers killed Saturday by a gunman in East Oakland, has given renewed hope to four men.

Oakland Grieves For Slain Officers

March 26, 2009
Grief is rippling from department headquarters on Seventh Street throughout the city after the shooting deaths Saturday three Oakland sergeants by a 26-year-old parolee whom police had pulled over in a routine traffic stop.

60 Oakland Radicals March in Support of Cop Killer

March 26, 2009
The protest was organized by the Oakland branch of the Uhuru Movement, whose flyers for the march declared, "Stop Police Terror." The marchers were supporting Lovell Mixon, who was killed after he shot three Oakland sergeants during an ambush.

Oakland Cop Killer Suspected of Raping 12-year-old

March 25, 2009
Lovelle Mixon was linked by DNA to the February rape of a 12-year-old girl who was dragged off the street at gunpoint in the East Oakland neighborhood where Mixon's sister lived, police said Tuesday.

Big Turnout at East Oakland Vigil for Police

March 25, 2009
A thousand people pressed into a three-block area around the slaying site at 74th Avenue near MacArthur Boulevard, where the doves were released. The mourners wept, sang songs and prayed for the fallen officers and for the city's healing.

Oakland Officer Removed from Life Support

March 24, 2009
Oakland police Officer John Hege has been removed from life support, three days after a parolee unleashed a barrage of gunfire that killed three other officers, authorities said today.
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