$1 Million Reward Assembled in Dorner Search

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 A $1 million reward was offered today for information leading to the conviction of accused triple-killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, as 50 Los Angeles police officers and their families are being watched and guarded against attack by an ex-cop on a murderous campaign of vengeance, authorities said.

 
Riverside police revealed today that 34-year-old Michael Crain was the Riverside police officer killed Thursday, allegedly by Dorner.

Crain, a retired Marine, is survived by his wife, Regina, and two children, Ian, 10, and Kaitlyn, 4.

Crain left “an unforgettable impression” on everyone he met, Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint said.

LAPD chief Charlie Beck said a search was still in effect in the snowy mountains in and around Big Bear, where Dorner apparently abandoned his pickup truck and set it afire Thursday.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the reward money is being put up by “business, unions, government, law enforcement and community groups.”

Beck called it “the largest award ever offered locally.”

“This is an act of domestic terrorism,” Beck said. “This is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public. This is not about capturing a suspect, this is about preventing a future attack, maybe a murder.”

LAPD resources were stretched today, as the department not only searched for Dorner but grappled with logistics of providing security for 50 LAPD officers’ homes and families. Read more here
 

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