March 21, 2009 was one of the darkest days in history for the Oakland Police Department. Sergeants Mark Dunakin, Ervin Romans, Daniel Sakai and Officcer John Hege were all shot by a sole gunman at two different locations.
The following day we directed a fundraising event at the club on behalf of the families of the four shot Oakland Police Officers. On Monday, April 12th, 2010, we hosted: Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes Celebrity Golf Tournament and Tribute Dinner. Ultimately, we were able to donate $40,000 to the families of the four fallen Oakland Police Officers.
Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes became a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) on July 1, 2009.
Since our formation, we have grown into a nonprofit with two focus points: To Honor the Fallen Hero’s Sacrifice and to provide support and services to the families and agencies who have lost so much.