(Top far left) Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, of Danville, who was hired in January 1996. News reports say Romans, a member of the Oakland Police Department's SWAT team, was pronounced dead after he was shot as he entered an apartment building on 74th Avenue in search of the suspect.
(Top right) Officer John Hege, 41, of Concord. He was a traffic officer who was hired in November 1999. He and a traffic sergeant, Mark Dunakin, were shot during a routine stop of a 1995 Buick at 7400 MacArthur Blvd. Overnight reports said Hege suffered a critical brain injury and that he was on life support. His death was officially confirmed around noon Sunday.
(Left) Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, of Tracy, was a traffic officer who was hired November 1991. He was pronounced dead after being shot during the traffic stop at 7400 MacArthur Blvd.
(Right) Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, was hired in December 2000. Also a member of the department's SWAT team, he was pronounced dead after he was shot as he entered the apartment on 74th Avenue in search the suspect.
In a statement, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said, "All four officers dedicated their lives to public safety and selflessly worked to protect the people of Oakland. Maria and I join the Bay Area in remembering their service and honoring their sacrifice."
Schwarzenegger said Capitol flags would be flown at half-staff, and he was to fly in from Washington, D.C., today to meet with Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and Acting Police Chief Howard Jordan.