EDITOR’S NOTE: The Flogging Molly’s song below was the first piece of music played under the montage honoring the life of Michael Crain, a much-beloved officer, ex-Marine, husband and father of two, a tall, strong, big-hearted guy who was also willing to show up to dance next to his young daughter at her ballet class, when that was the task called for.
The song was clearly a favorite of Crain’s, and seemingly fitting for the larger, very complex and sorrowful mood of this day.
In the days to come, we must find the clarity to sort through the many painful facets of these events, some less comfortable to look at than others.
But today we simply grieve.
UPDATE: THE SAN BERNARDINO DEPUTY KILLED IN THE DORNER FIREFIGHT IS JEREMIAH MACKAY
MacKay, 35, has 2 children, a 7-year-old daughter and a 4-month old son. Heartbreakingly, MacKay, an expressive, well-liked, genial man expressed to several reporters the natural worry that officers felt going into such a fluid situation as that with Dorner. A few hours later, he died of gunshot wounds in the firefight with the man believed to be Dorner.