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House Proceeding 03-23-09 on Mar 23rd, 2009 :: 0:24:30 to 0:30:35
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Barbara Lee

0:24:26 to 0:24:46( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: continue to bless our men and continue to bless america and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: ms. lee of california. the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. ms. lee: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise thi

Barbara Lee

0:24:30 to 0:30:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

0:24:47 to 0:25:07( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: heavy heart. on behalf of the residents of my congressional district, the ninth congressional district of california, to pay tribute to four fallen heroes from the bay area. this weekend sergeant mark duncan, sergeant irvin romance,

Barbara Lee

0:25:08 to 0:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: sergeant daniel cicai and officer john haguey, all members of the oakland police department, were brutally gunned down while serving in the line of duty. oftentimes members of law forcement go unnoticed, but they provide a critical service to help protect our communities. these men performed their jobs

Barbara Lee

0:25:31 to 0:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: to the fullest every day, knowing that there was a possibility that they would ultimately give their lives in service to their community. today we honor them and we join their families and our community in not only mourning their loss but rembering the sacrifices that they made to

Barbara Lee

0:25:52 to 0:26:13( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: protect the people of oakland, california. i feel that it's very important that everyone remember that these brave men were not nameless, faceless individuals, they were husbands, they were fathers, they were brothers,

Barbara Lee

0:26:14 to 0:26:35( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: they were dear friends to many. sergeant duncan lived in tracy, california, and was on the poce force for 18 years. he was a graduate ofshy bow college in hayward. he was promoted to sergeant in 1999 and worked homicide cases in the criminal division. following his transfer to the

Barbara Lee

0:26:36 to 0:26:57( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: traffic division, he was active in the click it or tick it campaign and took part in multiagency crackdowns on drunken driving suspects. captain ed tracy described sergeant duncan as, and i quote, just a cop's cop. he's o.p.d. to the bone. he's absolutely committed to

Barbara Lee

0:26:58 to 0:27:18( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: anything that he leads. he leaves to mourn his wife angela and his three children. sergeant romance, 43 of danville, was an oakland officer since 1996. he was a member of the entry team and was considered one of the most adept members of the

Barbara Lee

0:27:19 to 0:27:39( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: oakland police swat team by his colleagues. irv and he was kno, was promoted to sergeant in 2005, and worked narcotics cases, making a number of high-profile drug busts. he leaves behind three children. sergeant daniel cicai was 35 years old.

Barbara Lee

0:27:40 to 0:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: he was considered a rising star on the oakland police swat team and was recently named leader of the entry team. before joing the swat team, sergeant cicai worked on a k-9 -- as a k-9 officer, responding to calls with his dog. his dog's name was doc. he loved nature, studied forestry at u.k. berkley where

Barbara Lee

0:28:02 to 0:28:23( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: he alsoed worked as a community service officer, escorting students around campus at night. after graduation he spent a year in japan teaching english. he leaves his wife jennifer and a young daughter. officerohn haguey who was 41 years old joined the oakland police department 10 years ago after serving as a reserve

Barbara Lee

0:28:24 to 0:28:44( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: officer. he graduated from st. mary's college and had taught physical education and oversaw study hall at tenson high school in hayward. he lived with his dog on a small culled sack in concord, california. while offduty he was a high school baseball umpire.

Barbara Lee

0:28:45 to 0:29:05( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: officer hagueylso wanted t be a motorcycle cop for many years and the last few months he finally got his wish. his colleagues noted that he was always the first to respond on the radio to actually assist other officers or to help on a project.

Barbara Lee

0:29:06 to 0:29:27( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: it's my prayer that in light of this tragedy we begin to re-examine how we are addressing the ongoing violence which plagues our country. the events in oakland this weekend are a prime example of why we must address the gaps that we have in our system and also renew our efforts to ban the sale of military-style

Barbara Lee

0:29:28 to 0:29:49( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: assault weapons in this country. it's hard enough being a police officer without the added pressure of knowing that there could be assault rifles embedded throughout our communities. we cannot bring back these brave men but through their deaths we can work and put in place policies that will make our communities safer for the

Barbara Lee

0:29:50 to 0:30:11( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: people who live there and also for the police officers who oftentimes have a very dangerous job protecting them. the death of these four officers is really an incomprehensible tragedy that's difficult for all of to us fathom. i extend my deepest sympathies to the family members of the four officers.

Barbara Lee

0:30:12 to 0:30:33( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: this is a difficult time, a very difficult time, for members of the oakland police department, the city of oakland and my entire congressional district, actually for the entire state of california. my heart goes out to all of those members of the police force who are mourning the loss of their brothers.

Barbara Lee

0:30:34 to 0:30:36( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: our prayers are with the family

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