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Flag flies at half-staff for fallen Oakland officers, including Pleasanton's own Mark Dunakin

 

Flag flies at half-staff at Pleasanton City Hall in honor of fallen Oakland police officers, including Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, a 1987 Foothill High School graduate who grew up here. See story in adjoining column.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm

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With that off my chest, let me say that I've got a brother who's a 32 year cop in VA, and I cry everytime one of our heroe's in blue is killed. God love 'em, and I thank them every day for their continued efforts against those who live outside the law and the personal sacrifices they and their families make. My deepest condolences to the families and loved ones involved. Well done, all four. RIP.

unclehomerr..


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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 23, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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unclehomerr..


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

My heart goes out to the families. A grim reminder of what the boys in blue are up against as they go about the routine enforcement of the law.


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Posted by PJ
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 23, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Fidelis ad Mortem
RIP


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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 23, 2009 at 8:16 pm


Let me rephrase my comment about PW writing and editing.

This is not what happened, according to every other news report!

"Dunakin was shot to death as he was riding his police motorcycle at 74th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard in east Oakland Saturday afternoon."

unclehomerr..


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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 24, 2009 at 8:26 am

May they Rest in Peace and God be with their families and friends as they struggle through this tragedy. PPD, thanks for all you do and be safe out there!!


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Posted by a highschool class mate
a resident of Foothill High School
on Mar 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

Mark was an amazing man and was dedicated to protecting the people and the city of Oakland. I pray that his wife has the strength to deal with this second police tragedy for their children. A trust fund has been set up for Mark's children at Merrill Lynch: "Dunakin Children's family Trust" account no. 204-04065. Checks can be made out to the Dunakin family and mailed to the OPD officers association Attn: Rennee Hassna 555 Fifth St. Oakland Ca 94607

Mark is a part of Pleasanton and I think we should help his family in their time of need.


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Posted by Debbie
a resident of another community
on Mar 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm

my heart goes out to all the familes


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