Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fourth Oakland Officer Taken Off Life Support

Officer John Hege, 41, one of four officers gunned down by 26 year-old parolee Lovelle Mixon in Oakland, Calif., was taken off life support around 2 a.m. today. His body was kept on life support to allow doctors to remove organs for donation. Officer Hege is the last of the four officers to die at the hands of Mixon.

Officer Hege and partner Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, were shot at when they pulled Mixon over in a traffic stop on Saturday. A search for Mixon ensued, resulting in the deaths of Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, when the city's SWAT team stormed an apartment where the suspect was hiding.

The Oakland City Council and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums will hold a vigil at 6 p.m. today at 74th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, near where the officers pulled over Mixon.

Read more:
NY Times, AP article
San Francisco (AP)
CBS 5 Local Wire


  1. My condolances to the families of the officers, and to their fellow Oakland officers.

    I've done a post on my blog for them as well.


  2. He was a hero to the end, still saving others as he left this earth.

  3. For anyone interested, the funeral services for the officers will be held at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on Friday, March 27th, Starting at 11:00 am.