THE MANHUNT FOR CHRISTOPHER DORNER -- THE DAY AFTER
An volley of shots from an honor guard, Taps, the folding of the flag and presentation to the family of Michael Crain - these are the latest from the funeral of the Riverside officer slain during the hunt for Christopher Dorner.

A police chaplain spoke about grief, God's understanding of grief and the importance of giving grief over to God.

That followed the wheeling of Crain's flag-draped casket into the amphitheater at Riverside National Cemetery everyone stood silent, hearing only the thrum of a hovering helicopter in the distance.

A police helicopter had descended into Riverside National Cemetery and hovered between a couple of trees atop a grassy knoll above the cemetery lake as the funeral procession arrives for slain officer Michael Crain.

Family, friends and thousands of people, including law enforcement officials from across the state, arrived at the Grove Community Church this morning to
Family, friends and thousands of people, including law enforcement officials from across the state, arrived at the Grove Community Church this morning to attend the funeral service for Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain. Numerous California law enforcement joined all 400 members of the Riverside Police Department during the procession for Crain, 34, who was killed Feb. 7 when a suspect believed to be Christopher Dorner ambushed him and his partner while on duty. (Jeff Gritchen/Staff Photographer)
A long succession of police cars, lights flashing, circled the cemetery amphitheater before the burial.

Crain's casket is being escorted to Riverside National Cemetery, where he will be interred.

Thousands attended Crain's funeral service, following a long procession from Acheson and Graham Mortuary to the church.

The 400 members of the Riverside Police Department were joined by numerous law enforcement agencies from all over the state.

Crain was an 11-year-veteran of the Riverside Police Department and a veteran of the United States Marines.

He is survived by his wife, Regina, as well as a 10-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.


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