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Week 430
March 23, 2009

Editor's Note:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and fellow officers of Sgt. Daniel Sakai, Sgt. Ervin Romans, Ofcr. John Hege, and Sgt. Mark Dunakin from the Oakland (CA) Police Department. During our recent conversations with the agency about this incident, we have made them aware of your many comments and assured them that P1 members from as far away as Afghanistan are standing with them during this difficult time. News and commentary about this tragic event is available in a special PoliceOne news report.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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