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Dorner Manhunt Cost Millions

February 25, 2013  | 

Photo via Facebook.
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The cost of searching for murder suspect Chris Dorner could total in the millions, as law enforcement agencies involved in the manhunt now tally the resources deployed to locate the fugitive ex-LAPD cop, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

At the peak of the search, 125 officers from various agencies looked for Dorner in the Big Bear area. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department led that effort, while the Los Angeles Police Department focused primarily on protecting the officers and family members who were identified as potential Dorner targets. About 275 LAPD officers were assigned to protect 50 people.

Personnel from the Riverside and Irvine police departments investigated the deaths of people believed to be killed by Dorner. And the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and state Fish and Wildlife sent agents to participate in the search.

Additionally, two helicopters equipped with FLIR technology, which employs thermal imagery, were used to detect body heat. FBI crime lab and profiling resources were also used.

Tags: Patrol Resources, LAPD, San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff, Chris Dorner, Agency Cooperation


Comments (8)

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Rev. Lowrey @ 2/25/2013 3:29 PM

Plus all the lawsuits for arson and shooting everyone in a grey pickup.

Capt. Crunch @ 2/25/2013 4:24 PM

Money well spent, at least the dirt bag won't be able to kill anyone else.

Rob @ 2/26/2013 5:30 AM

Crime costs honest people more money than we realize. Why be so soft on criminals. I wonder if the first lady would have shown up at the Oscars if Dorner had still been on the loose?

CK @ 2/26/2013 7:13 AM

Criminal determine when extra resources need to be used.

Please stop glorifying this murderer by putting his smiling face on everything. How about the photos of his victims in memoriam instead?

Rose @ 2/26/2013 9:29 AM

I hate the emphasis on money....the manhunt costs the lives of innocent people and Law Enforcement personnel.

GC @ 2/26/2013 10:23 AM

Rev. Lowrey...Arson? Check your facts sir

westcoastleo @ 2/26/2013 1:51 PM

From what I understand, RSD and SBSD along with several of the other PD's and the security details for the LAPD officials, many of the deputies and officers donated their times due to the fact that this involved a mad man cop killer. I for one and my team gave up many hours on a prior murder of an L.A. County Deputy Sheriff back in 2003. I would do it again too.

LASD 33.2 years,
Still Active Supervisor

pup @ 3/5/2013 12:42 PM

Westcoast> I agree with you. You and I probably worked together in 2003 during the same incident. In addition to the 2003 incident, I had worked other incidents involving the killing of deputies. We spent days searching for their killers, without submitting a green slip. During this incident, I spoke to a few Metro guys, and most agreed not to accept any overtime funds in respect to the fallen RSD and SBSD deputies.

LASD 35 years,
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