Thursday, March 26, 2009

Trust Fund Information for Fallen OPD Officers

While no words can speak to the sacrifice and loss surrounding the deaths of Officers Dunakin, Hege, Romans and Sakai, I highlight the comments of Oakland Police Officers' Association President Dominique Arotzarena:

"I am at a loss for words, as any word will not relieve the pain. I just know that my brothers died doing what they loved to do. They were the heart of this police department. They were always positive, eager, smiling, and helpful. They were go-to people. They were sons, fathers, husbands and friends (...) and they were Oakland Police Officers. This department will sorely miss its brothers, and will never forget them. In our time of need, please pray for us; please give us strength to continue to serve our community."


From the Office of the Mayor and Oakland City Council

March 23, 2009

Oakland – There has been a tremendous outpouring of support from our city and from communities across this country. The City of Oakland has been contacted by many individuals and organizations wishing to contribute to trust funds for the families of the fallen officers. There are two ways one can contribute:

1. Individual Checks made out to families and mailed to c/o OPOA:

Attn: Rennee Hassna
555 5th Street
Oakland Ca, 94607

Make checks out to the following:

a.“Dunakin Children’s Family Trust”
b.“Romans Children’s Family Trust”
c.“Sakai Family Trust”

2. Wire transfers directly to Merrill Lynch Accounts.

a. “Dunakin Children’s Family Trust”
a/c #204-04065

b. “Romans Children’s Family Trust”
a/c #204-04066

c. “Sakai Family Trust”
a/c #204-04064

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