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LA Flags To Fly At Half-Staff In Honor Of Slain Riverside Officer

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Officer Michael Crain, an 11-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed allegedly by Christopher Dorner on Feb. 7, 2013. (credit: Riverside Police Department)

Officer Michael Crain, an 11-year veteran of the force, was shot and killed allegedly by Christopher Dorner on Feb. 7, 2013. (credit: Riverside Police Department)

SoCal Manhunt

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has ordered city flags be flown at half-staff Wednesday in honor of the 34-year-old Riverside officer who was gunned down in an alleged revenge killing scheme by Christopher Dorner.

COMPLETE COVERAGE: SoCal Manhunt

Officer Michael Crain, an 11-year veteran of the force, and his partner were reportedly ambushed by Dorner on Feb. 7 as the policemen sat in their marked patrol car.

Crain, a father of two young children, is expected to be laid to rest at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday during a funeral at Grove Community Church.

On Monday, Dorner, a former LAPD officer, was charged in Riverside County with capital murder for Crain’s death.

The 33-year-old fugitive was also charged with three counts of attempted murder in connection to the attack on Crain’s partner, as well as the shooting of two LAPD officers in Corona.

Dorner is also suspected of killing 28-year-old Monica Quan and her 27-year-old fiancé, Keith Lawrence, in Irvine on Feb. 3.

No charges have been filed against Dorner for those murders.

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