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*Oakland Police Offer Support to Pittsburgh Police After 3 Officers Killed

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The Oakland Police Department is offering its condolences to Pittsburgh police after three of their officers were fatally shot Saturday, just two weeks after four Oakland officers were killed in what was the deadliest day in the department’s history.”The members of the Oakland Police Department are shocked and saddened by the news coming out of Pittsburgh,” the statement read. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the fallen officers and to all of the fine members of the Pittsburgh Police Department.” Oakland police lost Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, and Officer John Hege, 41, on March 21 after a wanted parolee killed them before being fatally shot by police. “Unfortunately the members of the Oakland Police Department know all too well what they are going through during this unspeakably tragic time,” the statement read. Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan has been in contact with the Pittsburgh Police Department, according to the statement.”We are prepared to offer any help or support that we can possibly give to the Pittsburgh Police Department now and in the difficult days and weeks to come,” the statement read.

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