March 30, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland streets will be patrolled by other law enforcement agencies to allow the city's officers to attend funeral services for four fallen colleagues.
All 815 members of the Oakland police department have been given permission to go to Friday's ceremony at Oracle Arena honoring the four men. Authorities say they were gunned down last weekend by a parolee evading a traffic stop.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol and city and regional agencies will cover the department for much of the day.
Officials say officers and other police employees will be bused to the arena starting around 8 a.m., three hours before the services are expected to begin.
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