Candlelight Vigil Held for Deputy Killed in Dorner Shootout

YUCAIPA, Calif. (KTLA) — Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil for the San Bernardino sheriff’s deputy killed in the final gun battle with Christopher Dorner.

Family, friends and fellow officers gathered at the Yucapia Community Center to share their grief and memories of Jeremiah MacKay.

deputy-mackayMacKay, 35, was a husband and a father of two, as well as a 15-year veteran of the sheriff’s department.

He was killed last Tuesday in a shootout with Dorner at a cabin in Seven Oaks, in the Big Bear area. One other deputy was wounded, but is expected to be OK.

A funeral service for MacKay will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, in San Bernardino.

You can watch the funeral live on KTLA and streaming live at KTLA.com.

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9 comments

  • mark

    Wonder if his family will celebrate the MLK holiday anymore?….or black history month?………another good person murdered by a common ole nappy headed stanky negro!…….wonder what makes negroes so violent and such s****y people?

    • Joe

      ahh people from Perris read the news too i see.

      You know, the only thing more annoying than minorities victimizing themselves and Caucasians suffering from white guilt, are idiots like you. Go cook some meth dickhead.

    • Anonymous

      Your to ignorant to deserve to comment….honestly. Why dont you go do some research on the mass killings and see what race was mainly responsible. When you do that, Id like for you to come back and correct your statement.. Ok?

    • desertfox

      Adam Lanza, 20, “Caucasians ” 28 Fatalities,- Andrew Engeldinger, 36 ‘Caucasians ” 7 Fatalities
      Wade Michael Page, 40, , “Caucasian” 7 Fatalities -James Holmes, 24,”Caucasian” 12 Fatalities, 58 Injured. In brief , In 2012, 58 people were killed by these people, many of them were "children". 4 people took the life of these innocent people. When you go to give your opinion, try not to spit up because it can fall on your face. Here the issue is not color or race, just murderers

  • Joe

    ahh people from Perris read the news too i see.

    You know, the only thing more annoying than minorities victimizing themselves and Caucasians suffering from white guilt, are idiots like you..

  • desertfox

    Adam Lanza, 20, “Caucasians ” 28 Fatalities,- Andrew Engeldinger, 36 ‘Caucasians ” 7 Fatalities
    Wade Michael Page, 40, , “Caucasian” 7 Fatalities -James Holmes, 24,”Caucasian” 12 Fatalities, 58 Injured. In brief , In 2012, 58 people were killed by these people, many of them were "children". 4 people took the life of these innocent people. When you go to give your opinion, try not to spit up because it can fall on your face. Here the issue is not color or race, just murderers

  • Anonymous

    Ok…amazing you put so much focus on these deaths. Given the fact the media is so great at putting such focus on these stories, I wouldnt be suprised to hear of someone else doing the same exact thing! Just like Columbine, you advertised the hell out of it and now we have school shootings ALL the time! So F****** stupid!