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Officer killed in Dorner ambush identified

Police withheld Officer Michael Crain's name for 3 days after the attack, fearing that his family would be targeted by the suspected gunman

Duty Death: Michael Crain - [Riverside, California]


By Janet Zimmerman
The Press Enterprise

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Riverside police officer who was gunned down last week while on patrol was identified Sunday as Michael Crain, a decorated Marine who leaves behind a wife and two young children.

Crain was described by a former patrol partner as a family man who could easily calm a situation on the job by the way he spoke to people. He was one of the department's finest officers and was "everybody's friend," Patrolman Joshua Ontko said.

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