OFFICERS KILLED: For Latest revision please go to: http://www.YouTUBE.com/GShotsTV - This is a Genuine G-Shots prepared as a Labor of Love and out of a sense of duty and honor by Gary J. Mondfrans, SFPD Dispatcher D#73, 1011 Turk Street, San Francisco CA 94102, aka "G-Shots by ~GARi-~~, G-Shot TV being how I display my art of videography.
This was prepared and created on my own time and should not be regarding as anything official on the part of the City.
There really is no such thing as a "routine" traffic stop, each one is unique and poses it own challenges, risks and dangers. Dispatchers must always be mindful, and be the shadow back-up on the other end of the mic. In my 27 years I can remember many officers killed in the line of duty, frequently by shooting, far too many were shot by parolees at large, what I always dread the most is those cold 913/910 "complain unknown" type calls, especially those in the middle of the night where officers are required to knock on someone door not knowing who or what danger lies beyond it.
This is a First Draft ONLY, and was submitted and posted for "review and approval purposes". The finish product will also be posted on YouTUBE http://www.YouTUBE.com/ and later on my website http:www.GShotsTV.com for downloading.
A final revision will be created and posted by tomorrow and available to the Oakland Police Department, the Oakland Police Officers Association, friends family and co-workers of the fallen officers tand for other to share and use as they wish, this is my art, my passion, my gift to them.
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All are welcomed to attend the public memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way in Oakland. Organizers are asking attendees to arrive early. The Rev. Jayson Landeza, Police Department chaplain, will lead and conduct the service.
In the wake of the killing of four police officers by a lone gunman Saturday, the Oakland Police Officers Association has set up three trust accounts thus far for the families of the fallen officers, and officials are planning a Friday public memorial service that is expected to draw at least 10,000 people to Oracle Arena.
Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, of Tracy; Erv Romans, 43, of Danville; and Dan Sakai, 35, of Castro Valley, died Saturday after being shot in two related events by Lovelle Mixon, a 26-year-old parolee, who police had pulled over on a routine traffic stop. Police later killed Mixon.
Motorcycle Officer John Hege, 41, of Concord, died Monday at Highland Hospital. Sgt. Pat Gonzales was grazed in his SWAT helmet, and a bullet entered and exited his shoulder. He was treated and released Saturday.
Romans and Dunakin were both married and both had three children; Sakai had one child.
Wire transfers may be made directly to the following Merrill Lynch accounts: the Dunakin Children's Family Trust, account No. 204-04065; the Romans Children's Family Trust, account No. 204-04066; and the Sakai Family Trust, account No. 204-04064. No fund had been set up as of Monday afternoon on behalf of Hege, who had no children, or mailed to the Oakland Police Officer's Association, ttn.: Rennee Hassna, 555 Fifth St., Oakland, CA 94607
Meanwhile at the Police Department, the memorial of flowers, cards and letters to the slain officers' families continued to grow Monday afternoon.
The police officers association has been receiving food from the public and also buying food to feed officers who are working extended shifts for funeral-related activities. The food is being cooked for them by Oakland firefighters at the association offices near Jack London Square.
The Oakland public library has set up collection centers at its' branch libraries for cards and letters of condolence.
The Deputy Sheriffs' Association of Alameda County has established a memorial fund for the fallen officers. Contributions may be mailed to San Francisco Police Credit Union, attn.: OPD Memorial Fund, 6689 Owens Drive, Suite 125, Pleasanton, CA 94588. Make checks payable to OPD Memorial Fund.
There also is a Facebook site set up called Oakland Police Department Fallen Officers 3/21/09. More than 2,900 people have joined the cause at apps.facebook.com/causes/253615/28989168 ?m=1de5fdfc.
Most of the above information came from the San Jose Mercury News website, staff writer Kelly Rayburn substantially contributed to this story.
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