Oakland Police Memorial Service Draws Thousands of Police From Around the United States

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    On Saturday, March 21st, 2009, four Oakland Police Officers were killed in the line of duty. A Memorial Service was held in Oakland at the Oracle Arena on Friday March 27th, 2009. Thousands of Police Officers attended the service from all over the United States. The Arena was filled to capacity and overflow attendees watched the service from closed circuit televisions at the Oakland Coliseum next door. The service was broadcast on major Bay Area television stations live. The text below is taken from the Memorial Service program:

    "The men and women of the Oakland Police Department would like to thank everyone who has reached out to us during this sorrowful time. The loss of a single officer is tragic; losing four officers is overwhelming. This devastating event will forever change the lives of the families, friends and colleagues of our four fallen comrades. It is in times such as these that we realize the importance of community, family and friends, and we are grateful for the incredible outpouring of support the people of Oakland, the state, the nation and the world have shown us. We appreciate the countless cards, emails, flowers, acts of service, well wishes and prayers that have been sent our way. Sergeant Mark Dunakin, Sergeant Ervin Romans, Sergeant Daniel Sakai and Officer John Hege will be forever missed and remembered."

    Chief Howard Jordan

    Trust Fund Information

    Individual donations for the families can be mailed to c/o OPOA:
    Attn: Renee Hassna
    555 5th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

    Checks should be made to the following:

    "Dunakin Children's Family Trust"
    "Romans Children's Family Trust"
    "Sakai Family Trust"

    Wire transfers can be made directly to Merril Lynch Accounts:

    "Dunakin Children's Family Trust"
    a/c #204-04065

    "Romans Children's Family Trust"
    a/c #204-04066

    "Sakai Family Trust"
    a/c #204-04064

    You can view my photo set of images from today's Memorial Service here.

    andrewallenmoore, JUZ ©, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. DEARTH ! 64 months ago | reply

      Considering how close berkely is to oakland you may reconsider your title, it seems at odds with the subject, even though I'm sure it's true.

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    2. rowjimmy76 64 months ago | reply

      The fuzz get auto saved on this. Oh and this rocks too.


    3. astro.eva 64 months ago | reply

      I donno...seems like you a snapshot almost...


    4. kschimmel 64 months ago | reply

      of course

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    5. !STORAX 64 months ago | reply

      One of my fave shots of yours.


    6. Slippery Joaquin 64 months ago | reply

      awesome capture on many levels. congrats.


    7. JLK1979/Mr. Johnson 64 months ago | reply

      Nice catch

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    8. Benjamin Bloom 64 months ago | reply

      Interesting subject and nicely composed.


    9. johnny onion [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      nice subject matter sabotaged by sloppy technique, unfortunately.
      in challenging light such as this i would have exposed for the highlights (their faces) rather than the midtones/shadows (jackets). The loss of detail in the visages is just too jarring and distracting.


    10. macabrephotographer 64 months ago | reply

      Nice but I need more action when seeing police.


    11. Ѕhims 64 months ago | reply

      Great story, but not a great shot.


    12. PeinLee 64 months ago | reply

      focusing issues?

      looks like motion blur to me...

      just not great man...


    13. Wolfe Thomas [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      The stoic order to this is cool. I dig it. If it was in color, I don't think it'd work as well.

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    14. j / f / photos 64 months ago | reply

      heartwarming story, but the photo processing has a canned filter look about it


    15. resiros 64 months ago | reply

      Unteresting, I like the composition, the expressions, but I think it's over exposed, maybe more contrast would make it better. In other word a better processing would get my save. until then here is a delete.

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    16. Colusite [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot - sweet tones and spot on comp

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    17. halck 64 months ago | reply

      Looks like you had some focusing issues, and created some bokeh to give the illusion of depth. I may be wrong, but I don't like it.

    18. sgterniebilko 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PICS & FACTS, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    19. VisualValor 49 months ago | reply

      Nicely captured, even in my neighboring area.

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