|Slain RPD Officer Michael Crain, 34.|
Born: April 9, 1978
Hire Date: August 24, 2001 - End of Watch: February 7, 2013
OFFICER MICHAEL CRAIN
Officer Michael Crain was born in Anaheim, California to Stephen and Cindy Crain on April 9, 1978. He was the oldest of three children and had a brother, Jason, and sister, Leslie. He was raised in the Riverside area and graduated from Redlands High School in 1996.
After being honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Mike joined the Riverside Police Department. He graduated from the Riverside Sheriff’s Academy, class #152, and was sworn in as a Riverside Police Officer on August 24, 2001.
Officer Crain was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, February 7, 2013, when he and his partner were ambushed while on routine patrol. The second Officer was seriously wounded during the assault. Officer Crain was 34 years old and an 11 year veteran of the Riverside Police Department. He served two deployment tours in Kuwait as a rifleman in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Battalion 1st Marines. Officer Crain leaves behind a wife and two children.