The shocking and sad story of the deaths of four Oakland Police officers gunned down by a wanted parolee gripped much of the country last week. As a community heals from the shocking killings that stunned the world, we’ve been working hard to report the events of this truly tragic story.
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Now, an inside look at how this story was reported from the California Beat team who brought you our coverage.
Over 20,000 people packed the Oracle Arena Friday to pay their respects to four Oakland Police Department officers slain by a wanted parolee in a chaotic sequence of events last Saturday.
Police officers and private citizens came from all over the United States and Canada to attend the mass funeral for Oakland Police Sgt. Mark Dunakin, Officer John Hege, Sgt. Ervin Romans and Sgt. Daniel Sakai.
For a moment, it seemed the entire world stopped and tipped their hat to the four fallen Oakland Police officers who were gunned down Saturday afternoon by a wanted parolee. A massive funeral service for the officers was held this Friday at Oakland’s Oracle Arena where upwards of 19,000 crowded the complex, and the overflow seating inside the Oakland Coliseum next door to say thank you and goodbye. These are the emotions and sadness captured on film.
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