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Photo Gallery: Hundreds Attend Fakava Funeral

A moving show of solidarity by police from all over the Bay Area.

Hundreds of police, family and friends attended services for Deputy Heikoti “Koti” Fakava, a 46-year-old officer with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department who  after a brief illness.

Traditional Tongan mats called taʻovala were worn by many mourners. White flowers, leis and a large picture of Deputy Fakava were also on display.

Police motorcycles led the long procession of vehicles as they left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Millbrae, headed for Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Colma.

Tim May 15, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Officer Koti, I will pray that you rest in peace and Thank You for your service to our county. I just happened to drive by Cypress Lawn as the ceramony was happening and can see that you were well loved by many......God Bless you and your family......
linda vaka August 06, 2012 at 06:27 PM
My mother passed away the day koti buried. As much as I wanted to stay for his service, I quietly walked out to go home to my mother, two hours later my mom died. Words cannot explain the pain that have loosing my dear Koti and my dear mother. No one will replace Heikoti in our heart's. From littlest to oldest. He was a good example of a working hard man, his children are his life, his wife is his diamond, he loves his dad and sisters with all his life. At church, it wasn't the same anymore, his smiley face disappear luckily his kids faces remind us of him. This year at girls camp we dedicate it to Koti, he never missed a year of camp, his daughter Anaseini named after her mom, first year last year camp went with her dad for camp not knowing it will be her last year with her dad at camp. I will missed him so much.

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