The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of the brave officers who lost their lives while working to keep us safe.
Officer Michael Crain, 34
Riverside California Police Department
February 7, 2013 – Officer Michael Crain was shot and killed by ambush when he and his partner were stopped at a red light. Officer Crain’s partner was severely wounded in the attack.
Just prior to killing Officer Crain, the suspect had also shot and wounded an officer in Corona, California.
Officer Crain leaves behind a wife, son, and daughter.
Detective Jeremiah MacKay, 35
San Bernardino County California Sheriff’s Department
February 12, 2013 – Detective Jeremiah MacKay was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to apprehend the suspect wanted for murdering Officer Michael Crain. The suspect engaged in a shootout with deputies where hundreds of rounds were exchanged between he and the deputies. Another deputy was also wounded during the gunfire.
Detective MacKay leaves behind his wife and two children.
Detective Christopher Simpson, 56
Chesterfield Missouri Police Department
February 12, 2013 – Detective Christopher Simpson passed away after suffering a medical emergency while participating in a physical fitness exercise. He is survived by his wife.