On 03-21-09 three Oakland California police officers were killed in the line of duty. A forth, died of wounds he received in the same incident one day later. The suspect in the shooting was a parole violator who had a extensive criminal history. As a matter of fact he was on parole from a conviction of assault with a deadly weapon. Of course, there will be much said about the weapon or weapons used, and little about the scumbag that did the crime.
When a police office dies in the line of duty, we are all diminished as a free people. Please take a moment to remember these brave men who gave their lives for their fellow man.
Police Officer John Hege
Sergeant Daniel Sakai
Sergeant Ervin Romans
Sergeant Mark Dunakin
UPDATE: The latest news reports are that the murdering scum that shot these officers had been tentatively linked to a violent rape that had occurred the day before the shooting through a DNA link. These animals need to be in prison, and once there, LEFT there until they ROT.