Slain Riverside Officer Laid to Rest
RIVERSIDE- Riverside officer Michael Crain was shot and killed at a stoplight last Thursday. Police say it was Christopher Dorner that pulled the trigger before fleeing to the mountains.
It was standing room only inside Riverside's Grove Community Church, as hundreds more watched services outside at an overflow area.
"I knew I would have support no matter what," said Crain's wife Regina Crain. "But I really did not realize the sheer scale of this and how many people are touched by his life. It gives me great comfort to see that," she said.
Loved ones remember the 34 year old as a selfless and devoted man. Crain joined the Marines before becoming a Riverside Police Officer. The 11-year police veteran is survived by his wife and two young children.
"What a loving and devoted father he was to be in a ballet class dancing with his baby and then he starts playing baseball and mike never played a day of baseball in his life but he learned and made sure he could coach," Ms. Crain said of her late husband's activities with his children.
The procession of police cars leading to the internment lasted an hour-- a display of how many law enforcement officials came to show support.
For nearly a week Southern California police worked together to catch the man police say killed Crain and three others people. Now law enforcement uniting for another mission-- to honor their fellow officer.
"Just about every officer in that church and out here in the overflow they were all looking over their shoulder all week for the same guy that did this horrible tragedy, so there's a very unique setting around this particular loss," said Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit.
-Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News.