As authorities believe the deadly rampage of alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner has ended in a burnt out cabin near Big Bear, Glendora city council members asked the public to remember the victims killed in Dorner’s violent spree.
Tuesday’s City Council meeting closed in memory of the four people Dorner is accused of killing – civilians Monica Quan and her fiance Keith Lawrence, Riverside officer Michael Crain and an unidentified San Bernardino deputy killed in Tuesday’s shootout.
Councilmember Karen Davis urged the public to remember “the risk and sacrifice by all those in uniform on a daily basis.”
Mayor Pro Tem Joe Santoro thanked the “many officers in our region who have searched diligently for this killer.”
I think the duties that they have put forth has been amazing and to know that we have people out there who every single day, 24 hours a day, protect people… I don’t think we can express enough gratitude to them for their work,” Santoro said.
There are reports charred remains were found in the cabin where gunfire was exchanged between authorities and a man suspected to be Dorner Tuesday, although a positive ID on the remains has not yet been made.
The nation was riveted as Dorner, 33, managed to elude police for several days despite a massive dragnet that stretched from Los Angeles County to Northern Mexico to Arizona.
, were placed on high alert after a long rambling online manifesto which rages against the LAPD and virtually every individual in uniform, ultimately vowing to take revenge for his termination from the LAPD in 2009, was made public.
The first of Dorner’s alleged victims were 28-year-old Quan, a Cal State Fullerton assistant women’s basketball, and her fiance Lawrence, 27. Both were killed in the parking structure of their Irvine condominium complex Feb. 3. Quan was the daughter of Randy Quan, an attorney who represented Dorner in his failed appeal of his dismissal to the Board of Rights.
Dorner is also believed to have killed Riverside Officer Michael Crain when he ambushed Crain and another officer as they were stopped at a Riverside traffic light Feb. 7. The other officer survived the attack.
Law enforcement agencies scoured the Big Bear area looking for Dorner after his burned out truck was found in the forest, but initial searches yielded nothing. Growing desperate, a $1 million reward was offered for information leading to Dorner’s arrest. Hundreds of tips all over the Southland poured in, but no credible leads were established.
Finally, on Tuesday at around noon, authorities were hot on the trail of a man believed to be Dorner who fired shots at deputies in a remote area near Big Bear. Two San Bernardino deputies were wounded in the gunfire, while one perished from his injuries at a Loma Linda medical center.
The cabin Dorner is believed to have barricaded himself in Tuesday went up in flames during the standoff. Authorities believe the charred remains found in the cabin is Dorner.