Archive for March 26th, 2009

Oakland Police Department – Memorial Services

Our sympathies go out to the families of the slain officers and to all the employees of the Oakland Police Department. Memorial Services are set for this Friday at 11am in Oakland at the Oracle arena. Please try to attend and support the Oakland Police Department and all of their families in this time of grieving. Please see the below article for details on the services:

“City Prepares For Slain Officers’ Funeral

Posted: 4:55 pm PDT March 26, 2009

Memorial Photos: Policeone.com

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Click the photo to see the photos of the event.

Slain Officer’s Organs Save Four Lives

Slain Officer’s Organs Save Four Lives

Posted: 9:05 pm PDT March 25, 2009Updated: 11:42 pm PDT March 25, 2009

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland police Officer John Hege saved four lives by having his organs donated after being fatally shot in the line of duty Saturday, according to the California Transplant Donor Network.

Hege’s organ donations saved the lives of four Californians and his tissue donation will enhance the lives of as many as 50 other people, according to the network.

The network released a statement saying "we know those who are receiving his gifts thank him and his family with gratitude and a shared sense of loss at his passing.

FULL STORY HERE: KTVU.com

Donate To Trust Funds For Fallen Oakland Officers

 

Trust funds established thus far are as follows:

Persons wishing to express contributions for the trust funds of fallen officers may do so by two methods:

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: “Dunakin Children’s Family Trust” “Romans Children’s Family Trust” “Sakai Family Trust”


2. Wire transfers directly to Merrill Lynch Accounts… “Dunakin Children’s Family Trust” a/c #204-04065 “Romans Children’s Family Trust” a/c #204-04066 “Sakai Family Trust” a/c #204-04064


The California Transplant Donor Network Wednesday issued the following statement on the donation by Officer John Hege who was recently killed in the line of duty:

“Our hearts go out to the family of Officer John Hege, who gave his life to protect our community. Officer Hege was registered on the Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Registry, which his family also supports. He chose in death as he did in life to help those in need. His organ donations saved the lives of four Californians, and his tissue donation will enhance the lives of as many as 50 others. We know those who are receiving his gifts thank him and his family with gratitude and a shared sense of loss at his passing.

“Officer Hege’s untimely death, while tragic and the extraordinary support of his family also provide an opportunity to inspire others to commit to becoming donors by registering at Donate Life California All of us at the California Transplant Donor Network thank Officer Hege for these generous gifts, and on behalf of the more than 21,000 Californians who desperately wait for the gift of life from those like Officer Hege. Such donors recognize that donation can save lives and bring hope to family members