Online fundraiser launched for federal officers shot in Oakland

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Dave Patrick Underwood. (Photo credit: Pinole PD)

The supervisor of two federal officers who were shot amid protesting in Oakland — including Dave Patrick Underwood of Pinole, who died from injuries sustained in the shooting — has established an online fundraiser to support their families.

The GoFundMe page titled “Support These Heroes And Their Families” was launched by Jennifer Tong, who personally worked side by side with the federal officers. After just one day, the fundraiser had nearly reached its goal of $50,000.

At about 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 29, a white van reportedly pulled up to the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building at 1301 Clay St. and an occupant began firing gunshots at security personnel stationed outside. At the time, Underwood and the officer had been guarding the building amid protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

No arrests have been announced and the FBI said Monday a motive for the shooting had not yet been determined.

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Underwood, a Pinole Valley High alum, is being fondly remembered in the community. Richmond advocate Antwon Cloird described Underwood as well-loved in the community.  Underwood “truly loved his family, friends and job,” Cloird said.

“We as fellow officers want to express our deepest sympathies to the officers involved and their families by this senseless act of violence,” Tong said. “In order to support our brothers in arms and their families, we are asking for anyone to help support these families by donating whatever they can to this cause.”