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10,000 Say Goodbye To Calif. Detective

February 21, 2013  | 

Screenshot via CBS Los Angeles.
Screenshot via CBS Los Angeles.

The San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff's detective killed by a fugitive ex-cop in Big Bear was remembered as a devoted deputy, family man, and lover of life during a memorial service that nearly filled a 11,000-seat amphitheater.

Detective Jeremiah MacKay was killed Feb. 12 by Chris Dorner, a fired LAPD officer who also killed three other people during a six-day manhunt.

During a memorial service Thursday at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, Detective MacKay was remembered by a colleague "as a cop's cop and I believe that is one of the highest honors we can bestow one of our peers," Capt. Lee Hamblin told the San Bernardino Sun.

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Mike @ 2/21/2013 6:49 PM

Such a tragic senseless loss. RIP Brother.

GBush @ 2/21/2013 6:58 PM

RIP Brother. Job well done, you're EOW.

Wally @ 2/21/2013 7:01 PM

You are now at your Heavenly 10-42.

Lt. Robert Tester @ 2/21/2013 7:54 PM

Thank you Detective for your service to the public. My hope and prayer is that your dedication will always be a bright and shinning star for others to live by and that your love for family, friends, both blood and blue, will honor your name forever.

Frank @ 2/21/2013 8:07 PM

Go rest in peace Brother, your tour has ended and God has made a new home for you!!! Gone but never forgotten our brother.........

Sean @ 2/21/2013 8:17 PM

Rest in Peace are forever 10/7 in Heaven. Thank you for your service to humanity....

Sgt Steve @ 2/22/2013 1:32 AM

Thanks for being a sheepdog 14D2. May we carry on your legacy!

Fellow brothers and sisters in is a weblink to the archived webcast of Jeremiah's celebration of life service.

Augie M. @ 2/22/2013 3:18 AM

Forever in brotherhood. RIP

KenKraus @ 2/22/2013 4:30 AM

Rest in Peace my brother---the Long Blue Line just got longer. Pray and watch over the rest of us until we meet again.

Ron 2287 @ 2/22/2013 6:23 AM

In 33 years of law enforcement, i have written way TOO many reflections for one of our own who goes down in the line of duty. I won't tarnish you and this reflection by mentioning anything about that animal, but to say this; at least he won't hurt anyone else ever again. When the wolf crys at the door, it's us, the Thin Blue Line, that answers the door, and sometimes, it takes all we have. But that is the knowledge we have when we elect to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Rest in peace my brother, and know we have the watch. God Bless you, your family, ALL our police officers, and, God Bless America.

c. britt @ 2/22/2013 6:44 AM

RIP brother, you did a good job.

Ret Sgt Jim D @ 2/22/2013 7:53 AM

I have heard many descriptions of God and have heard numerous times who God is? He is the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. He is the God that reaches down to us not us reaching up to him. And he states this from his throne which is forever and forever, seated on the right hand of the father making intercession for us day and night; Matthew Chapter 5 Verse 9, God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. And I will end with this; John Chapter 15 verse 13, There is no greater love than to lay down ones life for his friends. Det. MacKay gave his all and did so knowingly there is a place for us in Christs' Kingdom.

Trigger @ 2/22/2013 9:07 AM

Detective McKay may you rest in peace while the Good Lord holds you close. On October 22, 1791 Sheriff Hogeboom was the first recorded law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Since then over 19,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. Let us keep our heads high to acknowledge this.

neil @ 2/22/2013 8:13 PM

Rest in Peace Deputy McKay, it is too bad that one we thought was one of us one time could actually shoot at another uniform and kill you, Officer Crain and 2 other innocent victims. You and your partner probably hit him and he realized it was a mortal wound, making him commit suicide, Good! You will rest in Heaven, while he is in Hell I hope!

Thomas @ 2/23/2013 3:28 PM

Jeremiah, you were a great example to all of mankind on what a true hero is supposed to be. Without you Dorner could of maybe killed more people, so you did give your life to save others.

Stephen Porcher @ 2/24/2013 9:23 AM

Rest In Peace Brother. Your work in not done. God will have a new assignment for you.

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