Calif. firefighters serve food to grief-stricken police

By Meredith May
San Francisco Chronicle

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OAKLAND, Calif. — When awful, unexplainable things happen, sometimes the best thing is a warm meal served by a friend who has been there before.

That's why Oakland firefighters loaded up on hamburger and tri-tip steak and took over the kitchen at the Oakland Police Officers Association, to serve comfort food to a force reeling from the slaying of four of its officers last weekend.

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