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Police motorcade to accompany Sgt. Romans to Oakland memorial

Original post made on Mar 27, 2009

Oakland Police officers will form a motorcade tomorrow morning to accompany the body of Sgt. Ervin Romans from a Danville funeral home to a memorial service being held at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Gov. Schwarzenegger will meet privately with the families of the four slain officers prior to the 11 a.m. service.

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Posted by Don Copland
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 27, 2009 at 9:58 am

It was sad to watch the procession for Sgt. Ramos, as they took him to Oakland for the funeral service today in Danville. It made me feel proud to see our fire dept. with two 100' aerial ladder trucks extended out over Diablo road and our stars and stripes hanging across the road as they passed through. Our citizens were lining the street with their hands on their heart. It is so sad for the families and their communties to loose 4 outstanding men that were fighting to keep our cities safe. We are proud of the Oakland Police Department, and all of our police and fire services...to many times we don't get to say thank you for the work they do.


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Posted by Eric
a resident of Danville
on Mar 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I had the honor of being instructed by Erv Romans and Mark Dunakin at the Oakland Police Academy. As a Danville resident and a Bay Area Police Officer, I am grateful for the citizens of this community who are willing to line the streets to honor Erv and say goodbye. He deserved nothing less. I attended the services today with my fellow brothers and during Erv's eulogy, the speaker specifically thanked the citizens of the Danville/San Ramon area for their support. Please don't ever forget what Erv did for all of us.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Danville
on Mar 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

I have nothing but gratitude to the police and firemen and women that keep us all safe. This job is so unlike most. When I have a bad day at work I still come home. To those in this service we are with you and are sad for your loss.


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Posted by Dawn
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm

While we didn't personally know Ervin Romans or his family, someone close to us did. He and his family spoke glowingly of Officer Romans and his years of service.

As lifetime members of The 100 Club of Contra Costa County, I would like to invite all citizens interested in supporting our police and firefighters to look into this organization:

Web Link

An excellent non-profit group that gives immediate and follow-up assistance to families of our bravest public servants in times of need.

Dawn


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Posted by Y.Bernklau
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm

To the Family of Ervin Romans: he was the only
bright spot in a vandalsim incident last fall in Oakland, going out of his way to help me write a police report. He was
the only help I received I am very grateful to him. I wish
his family peace in the coming years and send heartfelt condolences.