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San Bernardino deputy's statue vandalized; suspects sought

Jeremiah MacKay's statue is shown in this photo from the San Bernardino County Sun. Vandals broke off and stole the dove on the statue. (San Bernardino County Sun)

September 12, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search continues for vandals who targeted a bronze statue honoring the memory of a fallen San Bernardino Sheriff's Department deputy.

Jeremiah MacKay's statue was unveiled at Lake Arrowhead Village Sept. 1. Now, a dove that adorned the statue is missing and believed to be stolen.

MacKay, 35, was killed in a gun battle with former LAPD officer and fugitive murder suspect Christopher Dorner last February near Angelus Oaks.

MacKay's fellow deputies say the statue is a reminder of all that he died for. The deputy worked for the sheriff's department for 15 years, earning more than a dozen awards.