Candlelight Vigil for Sheriff's Detective Slain in Final Confrontation with Dorner

The vigil is scheduled at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Yucaipa City Hall. It is being organized by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Police Department.

A candlelight vigil is planned Tuesday evening in Yucaipa for San Bernardino County sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who was fatally shot Tuesday in the last showdown with fugutive multimurder suspect Christopher Dorner.

The vigil is scheduled at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Yucaipa City Hall. It is being organized by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Police Department, which is part of the Sheriff's Department.

"This memorial is open to all who wish to attend and honor a fallen hero," sheriff's Lt. Dwight Brink, Yucaipa's assistant chief of police, said in an announcement Sunday.

MacKay, who worked in Big Bear and Yucaipa, was a 15-year veteran with the department, Sheriff John McMahon said Wednesday. He was father of a 7-year-old daughter and a 4-month-old son. He was a resident of Redlands.

His funeral is planned at 11 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway.

MacKay, fatally shot Feb. 12 in a confrontation with Dorner east of Angelus Oaks, was the second law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty during the ex-cop's alleged rampage. They both had local ties to Redlands and Yucaipa.

Authorities believe Dorner is accountable for four killings in the space of ten days: a former LAPD captain's daughter and her fiancé in Irvine on Feb. 3, Riverside police Officer Michael Crain on Feb. 7, and MacKay on Feb. 12.

Crain was a graduate of Redlands High School and he attended Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa before he joined the Marine Corps. He was a resident of Beaumont. His funeral was Wednesday in Riverside and he was laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery.

Related News:

  • Funeral for Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay: Date and Time Announced
  • REDLANDS MOURNS: Slain Detective is Second Local Victim Tied to Dorner
  • DORNER'S LAST STAND: Fugitive Kept Trying to Shoot More Deputies at Cabin
  • DORNER INVESTIGATION: Gunshot Wound to Head Appears Self-Inflicted
  • DORNER IS DEAD: Confirmed ID of Charred Remains Made in Autopsy
  • VIDEO: Thousands Mourn Loss of Slain Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain
  • MANHUNT SHOOTOUT: Angelus Oaks Family Recalls Massive Response on 38
  • DORNER MANHUNT: Mountain Search for Alleged Cop-Killer to Go Thru Night
  • Murder Charges Filed Against Chris Dorner in Redlands High Grad's Death
  • Funeral Service Information for Slain Riverside Police Officer Mike Crain
  • $1 Million Reward Offered For Dorner's Capture
  • LAPD Chief Beck's Full Statement on Reviewing Dorner's Termination Case
  • MANHUNT: Search For Rogue Former Cop Continues
  • DORNER MANHUNT: Armed Deputies Vigilant on Snowbound Mountain Roads
  • Winter Storm Warning for Mountains Where Dorner Search is Under Way
  • DORNER MANIFESTO: Rogue Officer Posted His Plan for 'Last Resort' Online

Follow Redlands-Loma Linda Patch on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for the free daily newsletter here.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »