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5.11 Tactical D.A.R.E. Adventure Trip Entries Due March 27

If you're a D.A.R.E. officer, you probably know a D.A.R.E. student who inspires peers to stay drug free by example through integrity and life choices. Why not nominate this deserving student to win an exciting Montana Adventure trip sponsored by the 5.11 Light for Life Foundation? If your student wins, so do you!

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Oakland Cop Killer Linked to Rape

The day before Lovelle Mixon unleashed a barrage of gunfire that killed four Oakland police officers, the department's investigators learned that DNA evidence had linked the fugitive parolee to an unsolved rape this year, authorities said Monday.

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Oakland Officer Removed from Life Support

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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Oakland Police Deaths: What Went Wrong?

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.

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Killer of 4 Officers Wanted to Avoid Prison

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.

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Killed SWAT Sergeants Didn't Expect an AK-47

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.

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Mark Dunakin - a Cop Committed to Oakland

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.

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John Hege - Always the First to Respond

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.

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Ervin Romans - Compassionate SWAT Veteran

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.