Skip to comments.Police, families cope with cop killer's aftermath
Posted on 02/16/2013 9:19:25 AM PST by Uncle Chip
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) As soon as he heard officers were chasing the suspected cop killer in a stolen truck, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Roger Loftis was certain: His buddy Jeremiah MacKay would be there.
In 15 years with the department, "Jer" had earned about a dozen and a half awards for 10851s the California penal code for grand theft auto. Once, while heading to a bar to celebrate another award, MacKay noticed there were no keys in the ignition of the car next to him at a traffic light, and he veered off.
He waltzed into the bar two hours later, a grin stretched across that fair, freckled face, a copy of an auto recovery record in his hand.
Last week, Loftis called his fishing, drinking and golfing buddy to see how he was doing. He knew the 35-year-old detective had been working around the clock, scouring the San Bernardino Mountains in the search for former Los Angeles Police Officer Christopher Dorner.
"If that guy's still on this mountain," MacKay told him, "I'm going to find him."
When the announcer reported that two deputies had exchanged fire with the suspect, Loftis got a sick feeling in his stomach. The 54-year-old corrections officer sent his friend a text.
"I know you're busy," he typed. "But let me know you're OK. ASAP."There was no answer.
About an hour later, a colleague called with the news: MacKay, husband and father of two, was dead. Soon, so would be his killer.
Like the Unabomber and other mass killers, the 33-year-old former cop wrote a "manifesto." And, like so many others, Dorner's perceptions of the world and its supposed injustices against him seem out of sync with reality.
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Life would be better without putting ~50 rounds into news carriers’ trucks.
Like the Unabomber and other mass killers ....
I lament all senseless killing, but man, the press sure is cheapening the adjective "mass" as applied to depraved killers. Dr. Kaczynski killed 3, and wounded 23, with 16 mailbombs.
Not for lack of intent.
Just lack of skill.
Those LAPD officers were just damn lucky.
Those women are very fortunate to be alive, and the officers who fired on them ought to spend the balance of their careers in some unarmed capacity.
like setting fires?
like setting fires?
Writing up false parking violations?