Detective Jeremiah MacKay killed in exchange with Christopher Dorner

San Bernardino Sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay was the law enforcement officer killed Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire with Christopher Dorner.

MacKay, 35, had been a member of the department for 15 years,  Sheriff John McMahon said Wednesday in identifying the deputy publicly.

The Redlands resident was a married father of two, a 7-year-old daughter and a 4-month-old son.

More than 3,500 people had “liked” a memorial page on Facebook for him by Wednesday afternoon.

MacKay was one of two deputies who were shot early Tuesday afternoon during an extended exchange of gunfire with fugitive ex-cop Dorner.

The second officer was seriously injured and could require multiple surgeries, but is expected to recover, McMahon said.

MacKay was quoted in a news story as calling the Dorner manhunt massive and tactically complex:

“This one you just never know if the guy’s going to pop out, or where he’s going to pop out. We’re hoping this comes to a close without more casualties. The best thing would be for him to give up,” MacKay said, according to the News1130 article.

Earlier in the day Wednesday, an estimated 8,000 people attended a funeral for the first officer believed killed by Dorner — Riverside Police Officer Michael Crain.

Read complete coverage of the Dorner case here.