FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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.

Tags: San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff, Chris Dorner, Officer Memorials


Comments (16)

Displaying 1 - 16 of 16

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 brother....you 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 LE..here is a weblink to the archived webcast of Jeremiah's celebration of life service.

http://memorialwebcasts.com/event/index.cfm?EID=80000249&p=165&page=scheduledetail&LCID=5524&ECTID=433

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

Jeremiah:
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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Texas Deputy's Near Miss Caught on Dash Cam
A Dallas County Deputy's dash-cam shows how a skidding truck misses him by just inches on...
2 Marshals and 1 Officer are shot in NYC Gun Battle
The three law enforcement officers were in the process of executing an arrest warrant in a...
Video: Los Angeles Police Vehicle Hits Naked Man in the Street
A police vehicle responding to a scene in West Adams struck and killed a naked man wearing...
National Association of School Resource Officers Meet in California
At the annual meeting of the National Association of School Resource Officers in La...
Memphis Police Fight Pension Cuts
Memphis public safety personnel continue to call in sick, fighting proposed cuts to...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine