Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
RPD Lt. Guy Thousand has identified the officer injured who was in the patrol car when him and his trainer Michael Crain were ambushed by Christopher Dorner.
The injured officer is Andrew Tachias. Andrew was born in 1985 in West Covina. He attended the University of California, Riverside where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree. While at UCR, he served as a Community Service Officer.
In September 2009, Andrew was hired by the Inglewood Police Department and later attended the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy as a Police Officer Trainee. Andrew graduated from the Academy in February 2010 and was assigned to patrol. He lateral led to the Riverside Police Department and was sworn in as a police officer on December 21, 2012. He is assigned to Field Operations, Patrol Division for Field Training.
Officer Tachias is in stable condition at a local hospital recovering from his injuries.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
|Deputy Sheriff Jeremiah MacKay mastered|
bagpipes. He played during the funeral
services of Officer Ryan Bonaminio.
Ironically, Mac Kay told an AP reporter early in the day:
“This one you just never know if the guy’s going to pop out, or where he’s going to pop out,” Mac Kay said. “We’re hoping this comes to a close without more casualties. The best thing would be for him to give up.” Mac Kay was 15 years with the force. He loved music and sang too. He was very savvy in computers. He cared very much for children, investigating those who were charged of abuse.
Our communities are mourning the death of the heroes, who gave their lives to protect us. We pray for the fast recovery of those who were injured.
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Monday, February 11, 2013
|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.
Friday, February 8, 2013
We are praying for the soul of a Riverside Police Officer and those of the young couple Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence who were killed by ex Los Angeles cop Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33 years old. Another officer in Corona was lucky when a bullet shot by Dorner only slightly hit his neck. The partner of the officer who was slain was taken to RCH and went surgery. They were ambushed. Previous RPD officer killed in the line of duty was Ryan Bonaminio, on November 7, 2010. His killer Earl Ellis Green, 46, was sentenced to death.
The Nissan Titan truck driven by Dorner was found burned in Big Bear. Two women were hit by police bullets, when they were driving a truck similar to Doner's. They were delivering papers. It was a case of mistaken identity. The older lady is in intensive care, the younger one has been treated for lessen injuries.
|Quan and Keith|
were going to get
married in a week.
A manhunt is under way in the very cold mountains of San Bernardino/Big Bear area and surroundings, where the fugitive is supposed to be hidden. Dorter is an expert shooter and carries plenty of weapons and ammunition.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
This will be a great opportunity to meet the new Riverside Mayor William "Rusty" Bailey and hear directly from him his plans for the City.
Learn about projects and programs in your neighborhood. Call 311.
|New Riverside Mayor|
William "Rusty" Bailey.
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