Football Game to Raise Funds for Officer Shot by Christopher Dorner

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Riverside and Orange County officers and deputies planned to hit the gridiron to raise money for a police officer who was shot and left critically injured by Christopher Dorner.


Female officers practiced Jan. 17, 2014, for a charity football game in honor of an officer shot by Christopher Dorner. (Credit: KTLA)

The fourth annual women’s flag football charity games were set to be held Jan. 25, with each $5 ticket going toward Riverside police Officer Andrew Tachias‘ recovery.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s “All Stars,” Santa Ana Police Department’s “Hogs,” Riverside Police Department “Pistols,” and Orange County probation “Grid Iron Girls” were set to face off.

A practice was held Friday.

Tachias was one of two officers shot multiple times in a February 2013 ambush by Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer who went on a killing rampage before dying in a shootout in a cabin near Big Bear. His training officer, Michael Crain, was killed.

More information is available about the fundraiser here.

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