Officer John Hege, 41, one of four officers gunned down by 26 year-old parolee Lovelle Mixon in Oakland, Calif., was taken off life support around 2 a.m. today. His body was kept on life support to allow doctors to remove organs for donation. Officer Hege is the last of the four officers to die at the hands of Mixon.
Officer Hege and partner Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, were shot at when they pulled Mixon over in a traffic stop on Saturday. A search for Mixon ensued, resulting in the deaths of Sgt. Ervin Romans, 43, and Sgt. Daniel Sakai, 35, when the city’s SWAT team stormed an apartment where the suspect was hiding.
The Oakland City Council and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums will hold a vigil at 6 p.m. today at 74th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, near where the officers pulled over Mixon.