Ride Report for Ride Captain Spike

On March 21 , 2009 , 4 Oakland Police Officers were gunned down , the worst loss
of life for OPD ( Oakland Police Department). Los Carnales / La Familia MC is a
Oakland Based Chapter of LEO’s ( Law Enforcement Officers & Friends) who are
very close friends of ours.The President ( MOG ) invited the WWR to attend their
annual ride to visit the gravesites of these officers. All but 1 are here local. So , we
staged at a Starbucks before heading over to their Clubhouse. The invite was a great
honor to us, normally the club keeps this ride very private. We got over to the clubhouse
at around 0930 Hrs. 1 of the members was there early to open up. Pig Pen is also a
Oakland Police Officer and a Reservist in the Marines. He is a Gunnery Sargeant.
we rolled in with 7 bikes, as the members arrived we greeted each other. To me,
our 1st responders are no differant from us(military) their battles are here at home,
ours are somewhere far from home. Los Carnales president MOG is a Very good
friend of mine , he is also active PD Sgt. in Antioch and Friertucks son. We chatted
for a bit , then had a briefing from their Road Captain. The 1st cemetery was just
up the street from the clubhouse , this was our 1st stop. We visited 5 Fallen officer
Gravesites, Dino with “La Familia” brought windex and a towel to clean & polish
up the Markers. Officers John Hege(eow 2009)Officer Miguel Soto(eow 1994),
Officer Stanley Mock(eow 2007),Officer David Marks (eow 1974)  & Officer
David Branhan ( eow 1974). Our Chaplain Trevor was on hand to read from the
book some prayers, The club toasted. We then rolled to Tracy,about 50 miles
east, where we paid respects to Sgt. Mark Dunakin ( eow 2009 ),again trevor
said a prayer. We then rolled back west to Hayward to visit Sgt. Daniel Sakai(eow 2009)
where we said a prayer and the club toasted. Our Last brother Sgt. Ervin Romans(eow “09”)
was laid to rest back east in Michigin. The members toasted to Ervin back at the club house.
It was a Honor to Stand today with all the members of Los Carnales / La Familia & our
very own WWR. Many Members of Los Carnales worked and were friends of these fallen
Officers , So , For us to be invited to participate in a very private ride was a great Honor.

Heidi’s PaPa & MaMa J’s Man
Northern California State Coordinator Warriors’ Watch Riders