Dorner Shoots 2 Deputies During Gun Battle in Big Bear, One Dead

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Dorner Shoots 2 Deputies During Gun Battle in Big Bear, One Dead

Originally posted on KTLA 5:

YUCAIPA, Calif. (KTLA) — Funeral services are still pending for Jeremiah MacKay, the San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy killed in the final gun battle with Christopher Dorner.

Hundreds of rounds were fired on Tuesday as deputies surrounded a cabin in Seven Oaks where Dorner was believed to be holed up.

deputy-mackayTwo deputies were hit and were airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where McKay later died from his wounds.

MacKay, 35, leaves behind two children, a 7-year-old daughter and a 4-month-old son.

His body has been moved from the coroner’s office to Mountain View Mortuary.

The sheriff’s department had a small service on Thursday with color guard and bagpipes, then the procession to the mortuary was led by deputies on motorcycles.

MacKay joined the sheriff’s department in July 1998, and he was also a field training officer with the department.

He was also a sergeant-at-arms for the Inland Empire…

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