“We’re hoping this comes to a close without more casualties,” he said. “The best thing would be for him to give up.”
MacKay, 35, has been identified as the officer killed Tuesday morning in a furious gun fight with a man believed to be Dorner, who had holed up in a cabin off an isolated road near Big Bear.
MacKay’s identity was confirmed Wednesday on the Inland Empire Emerald Society’s website, a nonprofit for fallen officers.
MacKay was a sheriff’s deputy based out of Yucaipa and graduated from Rim of the World High School in 1995. He was married and had children, according to his Facebook page. He was the sergeant-at-arms for the Emerald Society.