Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Jeremiah Alan MacKay

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Reflections for Detective Jeremiah Alan MacKay

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & He will judge the guilty. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 3, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

April 1, 2013


OFC. ANDREW S. DUNN E.O.W. 3-19-11


March 3, 2013

Det. MacKay,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Bernadino County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 1, 2013

Sheepdog up.

Bryce M. Mibeck
Sergeant (retired), San Bernardino Sheriff's Department
Lieutenant, Patton State Hospital Police Department

February 28, 2013

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Detective Jeremiah MacKay. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and your department. Detective MacKay is gone but will not be forgotten. He is truly a hero. We thank Detective MacKay for his many years of service.

Session 54 Zone Five Training Academy
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

February 28, 2013

I will never forget that day, losing a sheepdog and a true hero. I can remember that horrible radio traffic, and the words I never wanted to hear. I thank you for what you did that day, you saved many lives and including mine. Although I never met you, that day on that mountain I knew we wore the same badge and were part of the SBCSD family. I pray for your family and you! That you watch over them and watch over us sheepdogs. You will never be forgotten! This is not good bye but see you later.

Deputy Sheriff A. Alcala
San Bernardino County Sheriff

February 28, 2013

Rest in Peace Detective..GODSPEED!

Officer Aaron P. Sparks
Newbury Police Department NH

February 27, 2013

Detective MacKay, you are truly a hero. You helped stop the rampage of a cop-killing lunatic and paid the ultimate price. Your memorial service gave us a look into your remarkable life. Rest in peace and watch over your brothers and sisters from on high. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow officers.

Sgt D. Bowler
Los Angeles PD

February 27, 2013

Your work is done here on Earth - Heaven has called upon you today, leaving so many words left to say. But now it's too late, for your time has come, words unspoken; I am sure everybody has some. Regrets and wishes are probably there too, but lasting forever are memories of you.
There have been many times that we waved to each other, but we were there for each other in time of need. Now it's time for us to say Good-Bye, until we meet again in heaven to fly. Now go and Patrol the Heavens Above and Watch Below those you Love. Thank you for your service.

Retired TFC Divita Washington
Maryland State Police

February 26, 2013

You made the ultimate sacrifice in a profession that you loved, for that we will forever miss you and hold you close to our hearts. You prevented more deaths.

Deputy Kelley
Cobb County Shreriff's Office

February 26, 2013

Rest with the Angels Detective MacKay. Your dedication, devotion and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during your homegoing.

retired police officer bob lester
midland, tex police department

February 26, 2013

Rest in peace. As one who lost a dear friend in the line of duty - I am so grateful for those of you who stand between those who would harm us. What a special man of diginity and courage it takes to do that. God bless your family.

from Oregon

February 26, 2013

Rest In Peace Detective MacKay. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at San Bernardino Sheriff's Office.

Scott Horne U.S. Postal Inspector
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 25, 2013

Detective McKay, You have left this earth and are alive and well in the Presence of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray, “Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with loving, caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name, Amen”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for the past two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

February 25, 2013

Sir, you were my range instructor at the SBSO academy, Class 171. You will never be forgotten, you will always be remembered. You will be missed forever. God bless you Detective MacKay.

Canine Officer William F. Spiller II
Barstow Police Department

February 24, 2013

Rest In Peace....

John Ruth, AEMD Comm Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch, TX

February 24, 2013

Rest in peace brother, your life was not lost in vain. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of all these officers who died at the hands of a deranged former brother in arms. Odd to me that the article never calls the "subject" Dorner by name!?!

Deputy Sheriff Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Dept

February 24, 2013

As a citizen of Los Angeles and a supporter of law enforcement everywhere; These recent days and losses have left us numb; in shock and ill inside. The greater our losses, the more we must come together to share this burden. The magnitude of this darkness defies the search for words to express our pain. With tears and the utmost respect for the loss and the pain that those closest to this madness must endure. In The Name of All That Is Good, may you find strength. Dear Almighty God. Please help us.


February 24, 2013

to the family of Jeremiah MacKay it is with our deepest sympothy we could not attend as it was too soon for myself and my wife we are so sorry for your loss.

stephen Crain
Mike Crains Family

February 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice sir. Your service and honor will never be forgotten.
RIP Brother

Former LEO/Firefighter - Shan Williams

February 22, 2013

Rest in Peace. We are thankful for your unbelieveable sacrifice

Deputy District Attorney, Heather Ferris
Riverside County District Attorney's Office

February 22, 2013

Thank you for your serivce,. My prayers are with your love ones during this hard time. Rest in peace knowing our heavenly father wraps them in his arms during this tme of grief.

john latour (retired Marine and Deputy)

February 22, 2013

Cancer patient, under covers watching memorial.i have no words infact which one of us can find words that can truly depict this heartfelt memorial.the memories touched my soul, as if I knew this man...may his joyous spirit continue to soar.The words his father spoke kind honest and godly man.our lifes are filled with hope and promises. This death is not in vain. To those who were witnessed to, today may god have the glory. So fitting. After all Det. McKay loves the sheep. Amen
. Ive never seen a trajedy be used for Gods glory.
Gods glory.the the wife, and children, the parent, the siblings the family nd friends, mourn withuu honor honor. Look at all the sheep your loss has reached! So fitting because afterall Det McKay loved the sheep.such a touching tribute.

A thankful sheep

February 22, 2013

Detective MacKay,
I was one of many residents of San Bernardino who paid honor to you and your memory by saluting your funeral procession, to pay our respects to you on the Muscupiabe & 30th St. overpass. We could see that other residents were doing the same on the H st. overpass and the E st. overpass. Yes, there are law abiding, law enforcement supportive citizens who still reside in San Bernardino and we salute and honor you. Rest in Peace Detective Jeremiah MacKay, rest in peace...

A local law enforcement supporter and
law enforcement employee

February 21, 2013

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