08-30-2010, 01:36 AM #1Registered User
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AK - Sgt Tony Wallace, 32, & Ofc Matt Tokuoka, 39, fatally shot, Hoonah, 28 Aug 2010
2 police officers fatally shot in Alaska village
"A standoff was under way Sunday in a tiny southeast Alaska village after a man fatally shot two of the village's four full-time police officers the night before, then barricaded himself in his home, local officials said.
Hoonah police officers Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka died after the shooting late Saturday, said Bob Prunella, acting city administrator. Prunella didn't know what led to the shooting but said it was witnessed by Wallace's mother, who was visiting from Florida, and Tokuoka's wife and children.
The suspect, 45-year-old John Marvin Jr., barricaded himself in his home, and Alaska State Troopers and other law enforcement agencies were at the scene, authorities said....."
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08-30-2010, 01:52 AM #2
That is terrible! My prayers are with the families. Rest in peace Officers Wallace and Tokuoka.The best advice I give to my children: Tell the truth - whether you like it or not.
11-04-2015, 04:50 PM #3
From April 2015:
John Nicholas Marvin, a Hoonah resident, stood trial in Juneau and was convicted of murdering the two men two years ago. He is now serving two back-to-back 99-year prison sentences in a maximum security prison in Seward...
Wallace was giving his mother Deborah Greene, visiting out of town from Florida, a ride-along in his police vehicle and pulled in behind the Tokuoka’s SUV in the parking lot — sirens wailing and lights flashing — to introduce them to his mom. “Get out of the car,” Wallace told the Tokuoka’s over his vehicle’s PA system, according to Choate. “Tony was a jokester and a prankster,” the attorney added.
What Wallace didn’t know, Choate told jurors, was that just moments before, Haley Tokuoka saw Marvin — a man she knew all her life but who was deteriorating mentally and whom she deemed a potential threat — bashing what she thought was an ammunition box in his home’s window across the street...
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