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Deputy Killed In Shootout With Suspect Believed to Be Chris Dorner Identified

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Jeremiah MacKay (Photo via Inland Empire Emerald Society on Facebook)
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During Tuesday's intense showdown between a heavily armed suspect believed to be ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner and deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, two deputies were taken down by the gunfire. One survived, while another died of his injuries. The deceased deputy has been identified by sources as Jeremiah MacKay.

The San Bernardino Sun reports on the naming of MacKay as the fallen deputy, citing a confirmation of his death from the Facebook page of the Inland Empire Emerald Society, where MacKay was a sergeant-at-arms.

A LinkedIn profile for MacKay indicates he had been with the SBCSD since 1998. He was quoted just a few days before the shootout in an Associated Press article about the Dorner manhunt:

Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who began his patrol at 5 a.m. Saturday, said the operation was both massive and tactically complex. "This one you just never know if the guy's going to pop out, or where he's going to pop out. We're hoping this comes to a close without more casualties. The best thing would be for him to give up," MacKay said.