Funeral Services Today for Slain Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain
Thousands of law enforcement personnel, political and community leaders, and California Governor Jerry Brown are all expected to attend funeral services today for Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain. Crain was gunned down in an ambush-style attack early in the morning of February 7 by a suspect thought to be Christopher Jordan Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles police officer on a mission to exact revenge against authorities.
Crain, 34, was born in Anaheim and raised in Riverside. He joined the Riverside PD in August 2001 after serving in the Marine Corps. Crain leaves behind his wife, Regina, and their two children, Ian, 10, and Kaitlyn, 4. "Mike will be missed by his family, friends, and his community," concludes the officer's biography on the Riverside PD site.
Today's funeral will take place at 10:30 a.m., at the Grove Community Church in Riverside. Those interested in viewing the service online can access the livestream here.
An Honor Guard and Law Enforcement procession to the Riverside National Cemetery will immediately follow the service.
Officers from neighboring law enforcement agencies are stepping in to take on duties in Riverside today so that Riverside PD officers can see their brother laid to rest.
There are numerous street closures in the area to accommodate the procession to the church and then from the church to the cemetery. Riverside PD has provided maps of the routes, which can be downloaded via .PDF.