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Dorner Cornered, Cabin Burns

February 12, 2013  | 

Screenshot via CBS News.
Screenshot via CBS News.

Authorities believe Chris Dorner didn't survive a fire that engulfed a cabin where he was barricaded after two gunfights with officers Tuesday in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Law enforcement personnel surrounded the remote cabin and watched it burn to the ground, while trying to confirm whether Dorner died in the fire. A San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokesman said gunfire was heard before the fire started, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The burning cabin, which officers told media was "Dorner's last stand," followed a pair of gunfights between the fugitive ex-LAPD officer and law enforcement officers attempting to apprehend him.

California Fish and Wildlife officers initially spotted Dorner driving a stolen white pickup truck. Dorner fatally shot a San Bernardino deputy and wounded a second deputy.

A San Bernardino Sheriff's spokesperson told the Associated Press that Dorner never left the cabin, which burned to the ground in live television.


Deputy Killed In Gunfight with Dorner

Comments (38)

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GR107 @ 2/12/2013 6:08 PM

Fitting start to an eternity of burning in hell.

Dave @ 2/12/2013 6:43 PM

Another Waco? First LAPD shoots up a couple of innocent woman in an attempted assassination, now they execute a person by burning them. A troubling trend. This is a LE screw up. There was no rush to get the confined suspect.

Chuck @ 2/12/2013 6:51 PM

Good riddence you certified POS. I hope it hurt like hell. To my dearest brothers who were killed i miss you already

William322 @ 2/12/2013 6:55 PM

Any one know what Dorner's favorite BBQ Sauce is ? Those LE who either died or were wounded did not do so in vain. HOOAH !

Corporal T.E./N.S.M. @ 2/12/2013 7:04 PM

Everybody criticizes the FBI/ATF for the fire in Waco as if the Branch Davidians were attacked by the Feds for the "free exercise of their religion". Bollocks, David Koresh was having sex with underage girls and guilty of Federal Firearms violations. Dorner and Koresh made their choices and burned for them.

SRO @ 2/12/2013 8:08 PM

Really another Waco, no just more Wackos that law men and women have to clean up. Dave go jump on a different conspiracy band wagon.

PCB @ 2/12/2013 8:10 PM

FU. Get out of the basement living off your parents and get a real job. Then you can get a real grip on reality.

PCB @ 2/12/2013 8:17 PM

Sorry for any confusion...that last omment was for out-of -touch. dumb-ass-DAVE.

Doc @ 2/12/2013 8:18 PM

Dave, What make you think that the Police set fire to the cabin?
If they did set fire to it, then the Murderer should have given up. If he is dead, then that's a good thing, because we won't have to curse when he wouldn't get a death sentence.
They found his body, so he is in fact dead and those people he killed will be able to Rest In Peace. That murderer will continue to Burn for what he did. The Murderer was also an Obama supporter and was in favor of gun control, and look what he did. If he Really thought gun control was great, then why did he have guns? That's right, he was just like obama, full of Hate & Lies.

Dave @ 2/12/2013 8:18 PM

@Corporal, @Sro, Yes Koresh and Dorner picked their paths, but a LE agency that decides to be judge jury and executioner is the the path LE agencies should be on. In Waco they used Military assets against US Citizens. Burning them out and using military tactics should never be used against US citizens. It's a slippery slope of abuse. Look at Katrina where the US military treated US citizens as the enemy, violated the second amendment, raped and brutalized US Citizens. In their haste to kill Dorner the LAPD shot up and injured 2 innocent woman. That's disturbing and should be to any law enforcement officer. Wrong car, wrong color, wrong decryption, not threat and unlawful use of deadly force. These officers should be fired and sued. Now move onto them burning Dorner to death.What was the rush to get him out? No negotiations, not waiting, just execute him. (not that he didn't deserve it). But, where does it stop? There are serious problems here with the operational plan and a number of officers should be fired. How would you feel if it was your wife and grandmother who the LAPD decided to fire a few dozen rounds into without any justification to shoot.

SRO @ 2/12/2013 8:20 PM

Copy that I was a bit perplexed.

JF @ 2/12/2013 8:20 PM

Does anyone care that Dorner is an Obama-supporting, gun control advocating, NRA hating, Piers Morgan loving, big government liberal – and that’s why you aren’t hearing about his political bent from any of the network news outlets?

His Liberal values and his hatred towards all things of America are contained in his complete Manifesto, but the news media has released a censored 11 page long version that leaves out the truth regarding his Liberal values of hatred towards the rest of us. By what reasons do we keep allowing the media to continue their doctoring of the real news to push their Liberal mind control agenda and make Law Enforcement personnel targets by their omissions of facts?

Perry Bollum @ 2/12/2013 8:34 PM

Get back on your meds. Nothing you talk about is even sensible. You are delusional and making things up. Non of what you say is true. Get some mental health advise. Good luck to you getting back to reality.

Al35 @ 2/12/2013 8:42 PM

I guess if the cabin was on fire, he should have come out. He had no rights when he shot and killed the officers today. He was armed and dangerous and the police tried to communicate with him to surrender. If fire is what he wanted, then his wishes came true. He will surely burn in hell anyways. My heart goes out to the dead and wounded officers.

Doc @ 2/12/2013 8:49 PM


dorner was a liberal obama supporting, gun control freak, that wasn't fit to be a police officer. JF had it right, dorner was a POS and is now a Crispy POS.

NB @ 2/12/2013 9:30 PM

This AH killed two citizens, one police officer and one deputy sheriff. Yes San Bernardino County Sheriff may have caused the fire to the cabin. It is called lethal force which can come in many forms cars, bricks, guns or sometimes fire. This animal killed one deputy outside this cabin so he got what he deserved death by fire. But he proved his true nature. He died a cowards death. Would not even come out and fight. Was a punk his entire life and died a punks death. RIP Deputy M. We will all miss you. You were a brave deputy sheriff and are a hero to us.

Capt. Crunch @ 2/12/2013 10:25 PM

I still want to be 100% sure that the SOB is dead, I hope they find his body and confirm that it is him. To bad we lost some officers,Dorner, was not worth a pimple on their ass.

Alex @ 2/13/2013 5:10 AM

If YOU have ever served, been on the street wearing a badge, then THANK YOU. If you haven't, you have no right to stand in judgement of these very brave men and women of Law Enforcement. EVERY scenario is dangerous and can take your life. Try walking up to a car of strangers at night and see how you feel. This has nothing to do with politics, beliefs, or Waco. Bottom line, you kill a cop, you should be killed back! There is always gonna be bad cops and mistakes, just like in every job, but to kill a cop who is wearing a uniform and a die. No appeals, no "mental health" claims, no second chances. DEAD. Let us a Nation, stop worrying about these sick pieces of garbage and start standing up for those who are there to protect us.

Chief Dennis @ 2/13/2013 5:34 AM

to is (or should be) that simple..kill a cop in cold blood and you are guaranteed death.

Doc @ 2/13/2013 5:39 AM

Alex, You are right about Death sentences for Murderers and I am a police officer / firearms instructor, and I think that ALL Murderers should get death, because that what they did to someone else, without a trial. We need to make examples out of ALL Violent Criminals and even REGISTER Violent Criminals, just like the sex offenders are registered. Since the ID or Driver's Licenses for sex offenders, has "Sex Offender" on the ID, then Convicted Violent Criminals need to have "Violent Criminal" on the ID or Driver's License, in addition to MAX sentences for the crime.

USA @ 2/13/2013 6:29 AM

to Alex, Chief Dennis, and Doc. I understand what you are saying, but it should be, "kill ANYONE in cold blood and you are guaranteed death!" Not just a law enforcement officer. A family member's life is just as precious to their loved ones as an Officer's life is to his family. And YES, I believe the death penalty should be reinstated in all 50 states! I'm tired of paying to house, feed, medicate, and educate the "killers" that get to sit in prison for the rest of their life - while we continue to foot the bill for them!

Trigger @ 2/13/2013 6:35 AM

Dave it is nice to live in free country where we can all express our thoughts. I remember being on a special ops mission and looking at some dirtbag through my sniper scope, waiting for the green light to put an end to the idiot. I guess in a perfect world with can negotiate and hope for the best, but we do not live in a perfect world. In reading dorner's manifesto there was not way he was going to be taken alive or give up. Do we take a chance on more law enforcement officers being killed. I am sure there were snipers ready to take care of business however without a clear shot there mission could not be accomplished. Sometimes tear gas grenades/ flash bangs, etc. do cause fires in structures, it can be an unfortunate or fortunate side effect. But what me must remember is that Dorner pulled the trigger to get this investigation going, no one else.

JD @ 2/13/2013 7:17 AM

I agree with Doc on this. It's time to stop coddling these criminals.

I believe the murder of a LEO Should automatically be transferred to Federal Court. Any person convicted of a criminal act that leads to the death of a LEO should automatically be sentenced to death.

Adam M. @ 2/13/2013 7:22 AM

I have never seen, or have actually met, someone who has seen or used this magical "Green Light". No offense. Where I come from... The person behind the glass makes the determination to squeeze one off... based upon circumstances/dynamics, coupled with use of force guidelines. I have never heard a shoot order come from the CP... wherein the commander typically lacks real time perspective. The "S" makes that call in my neck of the woods... Your situation could be different.

Michael @ 2/13/2013 8:07 AM

We are saddened by the senseless of life of our California colleagues and their families. Dorner died a cowards death; may he burn in hell. Let the media focus on the LE heroes and their families. and let this cowards name drift forever into obscurity. Texas law enforcement extends its thoughts and prayers to you all.

TERRY F. ZECH @ 2/13/2013 8:34 AM

Dave how many more people did you want this ex officer to kill. He showed no remorse no sign of giving up. He knew he was trapped and still came out shooting and then went back into the burning building. Now we don't have to pay for him the rest of his life.

Jeff @ 2/13/2013 8:52 AM

Whatever DAVE?!
When was the last time you faced off with a fugitive in a gunfight! (Been there...)

colcbp @ 2/13/2013 9:58 AM

Doc & JF, only thing you're right about is that whomever was in that cabin is now a crispy POS. Whether Dormer or not, a cop killer is gone. I believe it's Dormer, but am glad nobody's leaping to judgement in case it's some other POS copy cat. Active military law enforcement for decades I experienced gun laws all over the world. Personally I think 1st Amendment to the Constitution lawfully limits the 2nd Amendment and reasonable expansion of registration laws is not unreasonable. Watch the national news and see how current laws have to be strengthened. There should be no way somebody can go to a gun show in Las Vegas and sell dozens of weapons without being classified a business required to complete background checks per laws now existing, but it happens all the time. That has to stop.

Lt604 @ 2/13/2013 10:51 AM

Dave, Grow up. This isn't Waco. The news media said the tear gas could have started the fire. I am fairly certain they were not throwing CS grenades into the house, which can get extremely hot. They more likely deployed canisters from a 40MM launcher that do not get hot. Ever think the coward offed himself and set the house on fire..whatever his NAME was. The media got it wrong. Last night they were reporting a body was found in the rubble when the scene was still too hot to even begin to dig. How on earth can you think that LAPD is at fault. They weren't even in LAPD's jusridiction, this was a County and State operation, too many eyes. again, grow up

pup @ 2/13/2013 11:05 AM

>Dave< You are such an idiot. You have no idea what went on at the shoot out, as maybe I did. As for your comments, it goes to show you are just as a bigger idiot than the psycho, who took innocent lives and created terror to the communities.
To the men & women of LE, please respect the fallen by never using the psycho's name ever again. The suspect does not deserve to be recognized or be known for what he created, taking innocent lives. Phrase to LAPD and Navy for getting rid of the psychopath. He went out as a coward by taking his own life. May he rot in hell. Maybe you should join him Dave. This way you can shake his hand.

pup @ 2/13/2013 12:07 PM

@Dave- One other thing, you're no different than the psycho. You make idiotic comments just to gain attention. You enjoy pissing off LE who help protect people from idiots, like yourself.
As for Waco, you can't compare the two incidents. Idiot!!!

Foster @ 2/13/2013 12:58 PM

So much for due process. I'm not saying Dorner was innocent but we need to hold true to the legal process of "innocent until proven guilty". Police scan audio has been released of the police talking about burning the cabin. These are "Law-enforcement" officers? Business' follow policies and procedures for a reason (one being accountability), the men and women of law enforcement should do so as well. Now they have made a martyr out of a criminal. Not only that their actions have done nothing to solve this case. I would suspect (as many do) that Dorner was killed to cover up some kind of corruption.

Al35 @ 2/13/2013 6:45 PM

Foster, do you really in your mind think he was killed over a cover up? How about the people he killed? The ones that weren't even police officers. You have no clue as usual and will Monday morning quarterback this event from behind your desk or with the other bleeding heart liberals who don't have jobs. Due process was given. He had a chance to surrender and he chose not to. His decision forced the hands of the police. Were you going to show up and volunteer to negotiate with him? I'd like to see you walk up to that cabin with due process in mind. If you don't like it here, you can always move to another country.

Foster @ 2/13/2013 7:29 PM

Al35, 1st off I'm above this Liberal vs. Conservative paradigm your small mind seems to be trapped in. You say "I have no clue as usual" as though i'm posted on this site in the past. Thats a rather ignorant statement. As is your meat head comment regarding me quarterbacking behind a computer desk. If that isn't the definition of complete ignorance on your part, I don't know what is. So your telling me that due process was given by burning a man alive before he was put on trial? The police officers are suppose to be professionals and they make a decision to burn him out rather than wait it out. This smells of a cover up. The fact that you don't even see the potential for turning this criminal into a martyr as a huge PR problem just shows your Sunday night football meat head mentality. Why would I show up to volunteer to negotiate with him.... that the job of the police... thats what they get paid for. The police are not above the law and they should not conduct themselves as such.

Trigger @ 2/14/2013 1:28 PM

Adam M., it was frustrating. Some time after I hung up the rifle the rules of engagement changed. Some of the ole' dog upper command felt they had to have their hands in everything, even if they were behind a desk when making the call. Change was good in this situation. Thanks for the comment!!

John @ 2/14/2013 1:55 PM

For the simple minded, ignorant, illiterate, shit for brains democrats posting here: please learn to read before having your mommy post your comments here. Dorner was indeed a left wing nutjob.

AusFost1 @ 2/14/2013 5:43 PM

I agree with Pup. Never record the name anywhere ever again. No memory, no legacy - and particularly relevant to him - no name. Sending thoughts and prayers to the families and brothers of the fallen officers.

Al35 @ 2/19/2013 12:33 AM

Foster, I know you wouldn't ever do anything to protect anybody but yourself and I am sure you have never served in the military either. The police aren't above the law but they should be able to go home every night as well.

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