Saturday, March 21, 2009
OAKLAND-CALIFORNIA, THE BAQUBAH OF AMERICA?
Three police officers of the Oakland Police Department, hitherto fathers, husbands, uncles and brothers of certain family members somewhere, were felled down today, Saturday March 21, 2009. The slain officers include Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35. The other police officer John Hege, 41, is in grave condition at the intensive care unit of Oakland's Highland hospital. They were murdered by a single felon, Oakland's 27 year old Lovelle Mixon (right) who was wanted on a parole violation! His weapon of destruction, an assault rifle? Should these policemen have died or deserve to die protecting lives and properties of Oakland residents? Icheoku says, we don't think so and pray for the repose of their souls. Fortunately their murderer was himself also killed in the ensuing shoot-out; so the Oakland community can feel safe that this blood-hound has been purged from the society! According to reports, the suspect was stopped around 1.00pm for traffic violation by mounted motor-cycle officers; and he immediately opened fire on them killing one and wounding the other. He fled into a nearby apartment building and hid in a closet. When arriving officers, following an intense manhunt by men and women of the OPD, assisted by California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, Alameda County sheriff deputies and BART police, entered the apartment and was searching for the suspect, as they approached a closet, the suspect opened fire from inside the closet, killing two officers and wounding another, who returned fire killing the suspect at about 3:30 p.m. It is unfortunate that these officers had to die in the line of duty, trying to take into custody, a wanted fugitive from justice; but the department as well as their families should take consolation that they died, doing what they took oath of office to do! Icheoku extends our condolences to their families as well as the men and women of the Oakland Police Department on the lost of three of their finest and bravest.