Credit: KFI Reporter Jo Kwon
Throngs of uniformed law enforcement officers from around the nation packed
His colleagues, with black tape on their badges, massed on a stage next to a floral arrangement in the shape of a badge.
Speakers described Crain as a loving husband and father and praised his 11 years of
``He now becomes a pillar of trust for our community'' and a model for others, Riverside police Capt. John Wallace said.
An overflow crowd watched the service on a big-screen television from rows of chairs outside the church.
Earlier, dozens of black-and-white patrol cars and fleets of motorcycles escorted the hearse through city streets and under a giant
Crain's funeral was held just a day after Dorner was believed to have died in a burning cabin in the
Remains found in the cabin had yet to be officially identified, but the outcome of the shootout ended a massive manhunt for Dorner, a fired Los Angeles police officer who authorities said vowed in an online rant to wage war on current and former LAPD officials and to kill officers from any other agency who tried to arrest him.
Authorities say Crain wasn't looking for Dorner and had no idea he was in the area when Crain and another officer were ambushed in their patrol car at a stoplight in the city on Feb. 7.
Crain, a field training officer, was on graveyard patrol with a rookie officer, who was wounded.
Crain leaves his wife, son Ian, 10, and a 4-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn. They were under police protection while Dorner was being sought.
The department said Crain loved attending dance recitals with his daughter, coaching his son's baseball team and restoring his 1970 Chevy Nova.
Crain joined the
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