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Hayashi: Name I-580 for slain Oakland cop

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 at 6:22 pm in Assembly, Mary Hayashi, Oakland.

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Castro Valley, introduced legislation today to designate Interstate 580 through Castro Valley as the Sergeant Daniel Sakai Memorial Highway, in honor of one of the four Oakland Police Department officers slain by a gunman in March.

“Sergeant Daniel Sakai served with valor, and his tragic death was a tremendous loss to the community,” she said in her news release. “By naming this section of Highway 580 after Sergeant Sakai, we have the opportunity to pay tribute to his courage, and forever be inspired by the heartfelt dedication and strong values he demonstrated throughout his life.”

Sakai, 35, lived in Castro Valley and is survived by his wife and their 4-year-old daughter.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution 79 goes first to the Assembly Transportation Committee.

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  • RR

    Beau geste!

  • Elwood

    I’m certainly not opposed to honoring Sgt. Sakai, but why him and not the others murdered by the scumbag Mixon?

  • Josh Richman

    I think it’s just because Sakai was a Castro Valley native and resident, Hayashi lives there now, and she’s proposing the name change for the stretch of highway through that community.