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The Last Full Measure

September 10, 2013

Abraham Lincoln spoke of the willingness to fight and die for others as "the last full measure of devotion." Officers who agree to have their organs donated upon death exemplify that devotion.

Is Law Enforcement Entering a Deadly New Era?

April 1, 2011
The spike in duty deaths has occurred despite the many advancements in police training, equipment (particularly protective armor), and emergency medical trauma care. What does appear to be occurring is more and more criminals are showing an increasing willingness to engage police in armed confrontations.

Deputy Who Helped End Oakland Ambush Honored at Sheriffs' Conference

June 29, 2010
Pope said he was reluctant at first to accept the award, but embraced it when he realized it would be shared with fellow officers involved in the Oakland ambush.

National Police Week: What They Left Behind

May 13, 2010

The names of almost 19,000 law enforcement men and women have been added to the curving, 304-foot marble walls of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial. The officers and families who knew them arrived at the memorial during National Police Week to pay tribute by leaving roses, photos, wreaths, a SWAT helmet, a duty flashlight, and other personel items.

Pittsburgh Police Ambush: One Year Later

April 12, 2010
As in Oakland, Pittsburgh police have had a very rough year, grieving and recovering from the murders of three fellow officers. All the while, continuing to serve and protect the citizens of Pittsburgh as the professionals they are.

One Year After the Oakland Police Murders

March 30, 2010
For two months after the tragic shootings, OPD SWAT went into "stand down" mode, to regroup and train replacement Sergeants. Oakland is part of Alameda County, so Alameda County's tactical team handled any callouts while the OPD team regrouped. In May 2009, OPD SWAT became operational again and has since handled dozens of missions, successfully.

The Peter Principle

February 12, 2010

It's critical that only the best warriors get promoted up the ranks in law enforcement. Wearing sergeant's stripes or lieutenant's bars on your uniform has to be about more than just time served or passing a test.

Oakland Police Memorial

January 25, 2010

In March of 2009, 21,000 people attended memorial services at Oracle Arena for the four Oakland police officers killed in the line of duty. A desperate parolee shot two motor officers and later two sergeants during a SWAT raid of an apartment. The video was produced by the Contra Costa Times.

Oakland SWAT Gets Additional Review

January 13, 2010
The Oakland Police Department's SWAT unit will get an additional third-party review, following a Board of Inquiry report that harshly criticized its handling of a desperate parolee's killing of four officers in March.

The Oakland Police Murders: What We Think We Know

January 12, 2010
Start with the OPD board of inquiry after-action report and definitely include the OPD radio transmissions from March 21. Follow up on these by reading as many news and LE articles, blogs, commentaries that you can find, especially via the Internet. And if you have access to any "inside intel," that's better yet.

Probe: Missteps Led to Oakland Police Killings

January 7, 2010
An independent report on the March 2009 slayings of four Oakland police officers released Wednesday concluded that two SWAT team members lost their lives in a poorly planned "ad hoc" raid in search of the killer that should have been called off.

Oakland SWAT Ambush: After-Action Report

January 7, 2010
The report details a cascade of mistakes that led to the tragic deaths of Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Ervin Romans, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai. It faults the Oakland PD for poor communication, weak command and control, and poor planning.

Ecumenical Panel Will Investigate Oakland SWAT Tragedy

June 2, 2009
A board that will include law enforcement experts from across the state and the nation will conduct a "complete review" of the March 21 fatal shootings of four police officers, the Oakland Tribune reports.

The Challenge of Analyzing a Tragedy While We’re Still Grieving

May 28, 2009
Shortly after the murders of four Oakland officers by parolee Lovelle Mixon in March, I got a call from Police Magazine editor David Griffith. He wanted me to write a feature article on the Oakland incidents. To be honest I didn’t want to do it.

What Can be Learned from the Oakland Tragedy

May 1, 2009

Four officers murdered. A fifth wounded. One suspect dead. A police department in shock. Not since the 1970 Newhall shooting has an officer-involved shooting reverberated so strongly throughout the law enforcement community.

Survival Lessons from Oakland and Pittsburgh

April 15, 2009
The lesson all of us must learn from the Oakland and Pittsburgh tragedies is to honor our fallen brothers in blue by doing whatever it takes to not only survive, or even to win, but to prevail.

The Aftermath of the Oakland Massacre

March 30, 2009
How we honor them and all of our thousands of fallen brothers and sisters is to continue to do our job to the utmost of our ability with dignity and honor, no matter the obstacles. We are the thin blue line, and if we don’t do the job of protecting society, no one will.

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.
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