Detective Jeremiah Alan MacKay

Detective Jeremiah Alan MacKay

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Jeremiah Alan MacKay

Detective Jeremiah MacKay was shot and killed as he and other deputies attempted to apprehend the suspect wanted for murdering Police Officer Michael Crain, of the Riverside Police Department, and Public Safety Officer Keith Lawrence, of the University of Southern California Department of Public Safety.

After murdering Officer Crain, the subject fled to the Big Bear area of San Bernardino County where he remained at large for several days. On February 12th, the subject broke into a cabin and tied the occupants up before stealing their truck. The victims were able to free themselves and called 911 to report the incident.

A short time later game wardens with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife spotted the truck near the intersection of Glass Road and Highway 38. After a vehicle-to-vehicle shootout, the subject fled into the woods and barricaded himself inside a cabin, which was immediately surrounded by law enforcement officers as the SWAT team responded to the area. Hundreds of rounds were exchanged during a prolonged shootout in which Detective MacKay and another deputy were both wounded. Both deputies were flown to Loma Linda University Hospital where Detective MacKay succumbed to his wounds.

The subject committed suicide after the cabin he was barricaded in became engulfed in flames.

Detective Mackay had served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for 15 years and was assigned to the Yucaipa Station. Detective Mackay was posthumously awarded the medal of valor on April 17,2014. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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As the father of RPD officer Michael Crain, we think of you on a daily basis as we had prayed Mike would be the last person too be killed by the person who took both your lives this had connected us for eternity, every year my younger son and I pay tribute to Mike at the location he was taken, the on the anniversary of your death we pay tribute to you your last location, you and your family will be forever in our hearts and prayers

Stephen Crain
Former police officer and father of Off. Mike crain EOW 02/07/2013

December 24, 2018

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