Officer Jeff Thomason, a police spokesman, said the department was grateful for the team's support. "It's overwhelming for us," he said. "It does mean a lot for the Oakland Police Department and the men and women who work here." Source: SFGate.comIt seems like most news about Oakland PD makes you think they are always under siege from a community that doesn't like them. Things like this should help Oakland PD feel appreciated.
In another note, the Oakland Police Officers Association has set up a trust fund for the officers' familes.