The federal law enforcement officer who was shot and killed during violent protests in Oakland on Friday night has been identified by his family as 53-year-old Patrick Underwood.
Underwood and another officer, both working as contracted security officers for the Federal Protection Service of the Department of Homeland Security, were on duty outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building when a light-colored van pulled up and at least one occupant opened fire.
Underwood was killed; the other officer was wounded and remains in critical condition.
Underwood's sister, Lancaster City Councilwoman Angela Underwood Jacobs — who ran for Congress — confirmed the death of her brother in a Saturday Facebook post:
My brother, Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal officer, was murdered 5/29/20 in Oakland California, while on duty during the riots.This Violence Must Stop.
According to his Facebook profile, Underwood was a fan of sports, shooting, and casinos.
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