JOHN HEGE

JOHN HEGE

Oakland Police Officer John Hege, 41, was shot and kill on March 21st following a traffic stop of a convicted felon near Eastmont Mall in Oakland.

Hege, a motorcycle officer, and another motorcycle officer, Sgt. Mark Dunakin, pulled over Mixon in what is described in the independent report as a “routine traffic stop” for a minor traffic violation. Hege came over to cover Sgt Dunakin. The officers approached Mixon on the driver’s side together and Mixon shot both of them with a semi-automatic pistol. Citizens came to the aid of the officers and called 911. A city-wide response was requested and according to the report, over 115 uniformed officers from Oakland and neighboring cities responded.

After a standoff with the Oakland Police and the SWAT team at the apartment of Mixon’s sister, during which he killed Sergeant Ervin Romans and Sergeant Daniel Sakai, two members of the SWAT team with an SKS rifle, Mixon was finally shot and killed by police.

Lovelle Mixon was a convicted felon wanted for the brutal rape of of a 12-year-old girl near Eastmont Mall on February 5, 2009. Mixon also committed the violent double rape of two young women setting up their food cart early on the morning of March 21, 2009.