Resoluts will honor fallen officers

March 31, 2009 1:06:06 PM PDT
The U.S. House of Representatives and the Oakland City Council will both consider resolutions Tuesday honoring the lives of four Oakland police officers who were shot and killed by a wanted parolee earlier this month.

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The resolutions are in honor of Sgts. Mark Dunakin, Ervin Romans, Daniel Sakai and Officer John Hege, who were shot and killed by 26-year-old Lovelle Mixon on March 21.

The House resolution is authored by U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, who attended the memorial service for the four slain officers last Friday.

The House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on the resolution at 1 p.m. today, according to Lee's office.

Lee's resolution points out the officers' killings represent the deadliest incident involving public safety officers in California since April 6, 1970, when four California Highway Patrol officers were killed in a shootout.

The resolution states that the four slain officers "represented the best of their community and the future the people of Oakland are determined to create for their children, grandchildren and generations to come."

The Oakland City Council will vote on its resolution at a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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