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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.

Parolee Stood Over Stricken Oakland Motor Officers and Fired Again

March 24, 2009
Lovelle Mixon, a parolee on the run, already had shot Oakland police Sgt. Mark Dunakin and Officer John Hege. Then, as the two men lay on the ground, Mixon stood over them and fired again.

Daniel Sakai - Quick Learner was a Rising Star

March 23, 2009
Daniel Sakai, 35, of Castro Valley, was recently named a leader of the entry team, colleagues said. SWAT members are assigned to either the entry team, which breaks down doors in search of suspects, or the sniper team, which takes up positions nearby in case police need to open fire.

Ervin Romans - Compassionate SWAT Veteran

March 23, 2009
An Oakland officer since 1996, Ervin Romans, 43, of Danville was a member of the entry team, busting down doors to arrest barricaded suspects. It was during just such an operation Saturday in which Romans was shot to death in an East Oakland apartment.

John Hege - Always the First to Respond

March 23, 2009
John Hege, 41, joined the Oakland Police Department 10 years ago after a stint as a reserve officer. He graduated from St. Mary's College in Moraga and had taught physical education and oversaw study hall at Tennyson High School in Hayward.

Mark Dunakin - a Cop Committed to Oakland

March 23, 2009
Mark Dunakin, 40, lived in Tracy and was an Oakland cop for 18 years. The father of three was a graduate of Chabot College in Hayward. He was promoted to sergeant in 1999 and worked homicide cases in the criminal investigation division.

Protestors Link Oakland Ambush to BART Shooting

March 23, 2009
By late afternoon Saturday, a group of about 50 people lined 73rd Avenue, a block from where Dunakin and Hege were shot.

Killed SWAT Sergeants Didn't Expect an AK-47

March 23, 2009
When Oakland police Sgts. Ervin Romans and Daniel Sakai burst into an apartment on 74th Avenue on Saturday, they knew they were entering a dangerous situation. After all, they were looking for a man who had already killed two police officers.

Killer of 4 Officers Wanted to Avoid Prison

March 23, 2009
According to authorities, Lovelle Mixon used a semiautomatic pistol to shoot and kill Hege and Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, two motorcycle officers who pulled him over during a routine traffic stop.

Oakland Police Deaths: What Went Wrong?

March 23, 2009
Police and law enforcement experts will dissect the case to find out what went wrong Saturday, likely breaking the incident in two: the traffic stop that left two motorcycle officers fatally wounded, and the SWAT operation two hours later that left two officers and the suspect dead.

Oakland Police And City Cope With Tragic Shooting

March 22, 2009
The mood was somber at the Oakland police headquarters Saturday evening as city officials and leaders of the force gathered to talk to the media about the day's tragic events.

Fourth Officer Dies After Deadliest Day in Oakland Police History

March 22, 2009
The number of officers who died in Oakland police's deadliest shooting grew to four this morning when Officer John Hege was pronounced dead.

Three Police Sergeants Dead, Suspect Killed in East Oakland Gunbattles

March 22, 2009
In the most horrific day in Oakland Police Department history, a parolee shot to death three police sergeants within two hours of one another Saturday afternoon.

Texas Officer Killed by Fleeing Vehicle During Vehicle Pursuit

March 12, 2009
A 20-year Corpus Christi Police Department veteran likely was setting out spikes to flatten the tires of a fleeing vehicle when it struck and killed him early Wednesday, police said. Patrol Lt. Stuart Alexander was hit by an SUV about 12:10 a.m. in a grassy median along North Padre Island Drive between Bates and Agnes streets.

Young Officer Becomes Seventh Philadelphia Cop Killed in Three Years

February 19, 2009
Another seemingly random shooting in North Philadelphia on Friday night claimed the life of yet another city police officer and cost the Northeast another son, brother, husband, father-to-be, neighbor and friend.

Arkansas Police Chief Killed in Ice Storm Accident

January 29, 2009
Trumann Police Chief Larry Blagg, 39, was remembered Wednesday as a family man who went well beyond his duty, dying to protect people in the Poinsett County town. Blagg, a 17-year veteran of the department, was killed Tuesday night when a piece of a tree limb struck him on West Main Street.

Mass. State Police Captain Killed When Car Hits Pole on Route 1

January 29, 2009
Captain Richard J. Cashin, who joined law enforcement in 1980, the same year his uncle was shot to death while working as a Chelsea police officer, was the overnight shift commander for State Police Troop A, whose jurisdiction stretches from Revere to the New Hampshire border, officials said.

Number of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the U.S. Falls Sharply in 2008

December 30, 2008
Based on analysis of preliminary data, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) found that 140 officers have died in the line of duty so far this year. That is 23 percent lower than the 2007 figure of 181, and represents one of the lowest years for officer fatalities since the mid-1960s.

Details Leading to Houston Officer's Death Emerge

December 4, 2008
A man accused of ambushing and killing a Houston police officer had threatened his former girlfriend in the hours leading up to the bloodbath, prompting her to call the police for help.

Small Town Georgia Police Chief Dies in Wreck

December 3, 2008
The 32-year-old police chief of the small town of Nelson was killed Monday in a wreck being blamed on icy weather conditions.
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