In one of the bloodiest days in California Police history, 4 officers were shot & killed by a man from Oakland, California yesterday.
Lovelle Mixon was on parole after serving a six year jail sentence for robbery & assault. He was wanted for parole breaches after walking out of a meeting with his parole officer three weeks ago. He was stopped by two motorcycle cops yesterday in a routine check, Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40 & Officer John Hege, 41, were both shot by Mixon, Sgt Dunakin died at the scene, Officer Hege died of his wounds this morning.
After a massive search Mixon was located at a flat by the SWAT team. Three officers were shot as they tried to apprehend him. Sgts. Ervin Romans, 43, and Daniel Sakai died, a fifth officer was wounded. All four officers served with the Oakland Police Department.
28 Law enforcement officers have died in America so far this year.
On Mark Dunakin’s memorial page someone has written:
An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.
Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
“Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I’ll Show You The Way.”
“Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through.”
“Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, I’m A Cop, Too.”