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VIDEO: Thousands Mourn Loss of Slain Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain

Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain was killed in the line of duty on the morning of Feb. 7, 2013. The prime suspect is Chistopher J. Dorner.

Thousands of people— the majority of them law enforcement— will pay their final respects Wednesday to a Riverside police officer killed last week.

Officer Mike Crain was gunned down while on routine patrol in Riverside in the early morning hours of Feb. 7.  Police have said he didn't even have time to fire off his own weapon while attacked in a "cowardly ambush" by suspect Chris Dorner.

Crain's services are being held at the Grove Community Church in Riverside.  Riverside police tell Patch they expect approximately 8,000 people to attend, most of which will be members of the law enforcement community.

Scheduled to speak at the funeral are: 

  • Wife Regina Crain
  • Childhood friends Joe Negroni and Rob Frazer 
  • Brother Jason Crain
  • Former Riverside Police Department coworker Steve Pounds
  • USMC friend John Bacon (USMC Friend)

Crain is a Southern California native who grew up in Redlands and graduated from Redlands High School in 1996.  He lived in Beaumont with his wife, son and daughter.

The funeral was set to begin at 10:30 a.m. at Grove Community Church, 19900 Grove Community Drive, in Riverside.  Following the funeral, there will be an Honor Gurad procession to Riverside National Cemetery, where the officer will be interred, according to a Riverside Police Department news release.

Crain served two deployment tours in Kuwait as a rifleman in the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Battalion 1st Marines.  He leaves behind a wife and two children, one son and one daughter.

All Riverside police facilities will be closed for normal business on Wednesday "to allow our employees to attend the services," police said in their release.

Riverside National Cemetery is located at: 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518.

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thelma bryant February 13, 2013 at 08:57 PM
May god be with those who lost a family member at the hands of a monster may god have mercy on his soul

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