Newsom praises fallen San Francisco police officer
Bay City News Service
May 3, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom
Tuesday praised a San Francisco Police Department officer who
died Monday night in the line of duty.
Sgt. Darryl Tsujimoto died as a result of a medical condition
Monday after collapsing during a K-9 training exercise on Treasure
Newsom commended the 15-year-veteran police officer's leadership
of the department's Tactical Company K-9 Unit, which the San Francisco
Police Department reported gained national recognition.
"The City and County of San Francisco has lost a great citizen
and a great public servant," Newsom said.
Tsujimoto had been in charge of the department's Tactical Company
K-9 Unit since April 1999.
During his 15 years in San Francisco, Tsujimoto was stationed
at the department's Mission, Taraval and Park stations. He was
also a member of the Tenderloin Task Force.
According to the department, Tsujimoto was promoted to sergeant
in June 1996 and was made an inspector in June 2001.
Flags at city hall were flown at half-mast Tuesday in honor of
Tsujimoto. Funeral services are pending, the department reported.
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