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Monday, March 23, 2009
Tragedy in OaklandThe nightmare that unfolded in Oakland over the weekend hit particularly close to home for the A's organization:
Two of the officers, Dunakin and Hege, often worked A's games at the Oakland Coliseum, according to David Rinetti, the team's vice president of stadium operations.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 10:15am
The Common Man said...
And now…on to San Jose.
Sorry. I don’t want to make light of the tragedy in Oakland last week. But if nothing had happened to them (if only), and the A’s moved away to San Jose, no one would have thought twice about these fine officers who (presumably) did their jobs admirably every day. When something happens to those who serve and protect us all, I think it’s natural for people to personalize it. But I don’t think we go nearly far enough to personalize our relationships with them, and celebrate them, while they are still with us.
Posted 03/23 at 10:41 AM
When I worked security for the Mariners, we worked side-by-side with the Seattle Police and King County Sherrif’s Office, and we got to know the guys really well.
They always stayed in the background and let us do our job, but they always had our backs. Especially the Williams brothers.
Every time we heard about an officer-involved shooting, we would call the stadium and find out who it was. It was never one of our guys, but it could have been.
Most people, to include me, give cops a hard time. But they’re doing a job I don’t want. It would be nice if the A’s would put up a permanent memorial to all the officers killed in the line of duty. And as much as I hate them, that’s 4 bobble head dolls I would proudly collect.
Posted 03/23 at 02:53 PM
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