Trial continues on Monday in the case of John Marvin, Jr. who’s accused of causing the deaths of Hoonah police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Sgt. Anthony Wallace on August 28, 2010.
Some of the people involved during the trial include public defender Eric Hedland who has been appointed as Marvin’s attorney.
District Attorney Dave Brower is prosecuting the case. Sgt. Michelyn Manrique, supervising investigator, is assisting him at the prosecutor’s table with evidence management.
Superior Court Judge David George from Sitka is presiding over the trial.
Other court participants and witnesses during the trial include:
John Millan, who was the chief of police in Hoonah, and Arlen Skaflestad who served as a reserve officer during the shooting. William Wells witnessed part of the shooting from his apartment at Mary’s Inn.
Debbie Greene is the mother of Sgt. Anthony Wallace and Haley Tokuoka is the widow of officer Matthew Tokuoka.
Physician’s Assistant Jeff Chelmo, former Hoonah officer Paul Comolli, and EMT Wilfred ‘Bill’ Wolfe assisted with the care and treatment of the officers in the clinic following the shooting.
Alaska State Trooper Andrew Adams served as an investigator following the shooting.
Juneau Police Officers Tonya James, Terry Allen, and Kevin Fermin were among those who responded to Hoonah or Bartlett Regional Hospital following the shooting.
Alaska State Trooper Paul Wegrzyn was among the contingent of officers who arrived in Hoonah shortly after the shooting.
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