Slain Riverside PD Officer was USMC vet

Undated composite image of Officer Michael Crain and American flag distributed by Riverside Police Department via Facebook

Riverside Police Department today released the name of their officer, a Marine Corps veteran, who was killed Thursday morning allegedly by a rogue ex-LAPD cop not yet found.

According to information released by the police department via Facebook, Officer Michael Crain served in the Marine Corps in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He graduated from Redlands High School in Redlands, Calif. in 1996 and enlisted following a year of study at a nearby community college. He was hired by Riverside Police Department in August 2001.

Crain, 34, deployed twice to Kuwait, the deparment posted. He served with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines. He was also a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) instructor at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, they said.

According to the department, Crain’s military awards and decorations include the Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 1 star, Rifle Marksmanship Badge, and Certificate of Commendation.

During his enlistment, Crain attained the rank of Sgt., they said.