Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Policeman That Cowardly Christopher Dorner Murdered in a February 7 Ambush, was a Stranger to Him Who Knew Only Sacrifice, Service, and Love: Michael Crain, 34, was a Devoted Husband and Father of Two, a Marine Rifleman, a Teacher, and an 11-Year Riverside PD Veteran

Christopher Dorner’s third murder victim: Riverside PD Officer Michael Crain, 34, “was shot to death Thursday while sitting in his patrol car”

Dorner murder victim Monica Quan

Dorner murder victim Keith Lawrence; Quan and Lawrence were engaged

Spree-killer Christopher Dorner never saw combat, but he sure loved to be photographed, as if he had. Meanwhile, he only killed people in ambushes, thousands of miles away from any American military theater of operations.

Two rogue cops: Christopher Dorner and William Bratton, undated

DORNER MANHUNT: Slain Riverside officer was father, husband, coach
By Peter Surowski
February 10, 2013

A Riverside police officer allegedly slain by Christopher Dorner was identified as Michael Crain.

Michael Crain, 34, was shot to death Thursday while sitting in his patrol car.

Crain was fatally shot the morning of Thursday, Feb. 7 in an apparent ambush while on patrol. He was parked at a stoplight with an officer undergoing training, according to a press release. The second officer was injured in the shooting.

Michael Crain was born on April 9, 1978 in Anaheim to Stephen and Cindy Crain.
He was the oldest of three children — with a brother, Jason, and sister, Leslie. He was raised in the Riverside area and graduated from Redlands High School in 1996.

After attending Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa for a year, Crain joined the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Battalion 1st Marines. He served two deployments in Kuwait and was promoted from squad leader to sergeant.

He was then stationed in Camp Pendleton where he taught military operations in urban terrain and earned the good conduct medal, the armed forces expeditionary medal, the sea service deployment ribbon with one star, a certificate of commendation and rifle marksmanship badge.

After his honorable discharge, Crain went to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Academy and graduated in class No. 152. He joined the Riverside Police Department in 2001 and was sworn in on Aug. 24.

During his 11 years with Riverside Police Department, he served as a patrol officer, helicopter observer, field training officer, firearms instructor and was assigned to the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.

Crain left behind a wife, Regina, a 10-year-old son, Ian, and a 4-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn. He loved attending his daughter’s dance recitals and coaching his son’s baseball team, according to a release from Riverside police. He spent some of his spare time restoring his 1970 Chevrolet Nova, according to the release.

By Peter Surowski, staff writer

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU, on this monster:

AOL: If We Can’t Cover Up Story of Black Spree Killer Christopher Dorner, Let’s at Least Play the (Race) Compassion Card”;

“Is Spree-Killer Christopher Dorner Still Alive? While Suspect Has Not been Heard from in Days, Sissy, PC LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Responds to Dorner’s Accusations by Following His Lead, and Re-Opening Case That Led to Dorner’s Firing”;

“Disgraced Ex-Cop and Spree-Killer Christopher Dorner: I’m Not a Monster, I’m an Anti-Racist Hero!”;

“Diversity is Strength: It’s Also Massive SoCal Support for Cop-Killer/Spree-Killer Christopher Dorner”; and

Cowardly Spree-Killer Christopher Dorner Wanted for Ambush Murder of Riverside PD Officer Michael Crain.”]

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