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Riverside Continues to Rally Around Families of Officers Ambushed by Christopher Dorner

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    Alex Vasquez
    Sales at the Original Roadhouse Grill in Riverside on March 29, 2013, were donated to the families of two Riverside police officers who were attacked by ex-officer Christopher Dorner. Some 2,000 supporters patronized the eatery, garnered $25,000 for the families.

    Thousands of patrons filed into a Riverside eatery Friday when all the restaurant's proceeds were donated to the families of two police officers who were attacked by a former LAPD officer who went on a murderous rampage last month.

    Officer Michael Crain, 34, was killed in the early morning attack on Feb. 7. His partner, Officer Andrew Tachias, 27, was injured. The pair was on duty, stopped at a red light when Christopher Dorner "ambushed" their squad car, authorities said.

    Some 2,000 patrons ate at Original Roadhouse Grill (pictured below), garnering about $25,000 – 100 percent of the sales – to benefit Tachias and Crain’s family.

    "It’s beautiful," said Regina Crain, widow. "To see the love that comes out of this community for a fallen officer is beautiful."

    An 11-year veteran of the force and devoted father, Michael Crain is survived by his wife, son and daughter. Crain’s children were 10 and 4 respectively at the time of his death.

    Tachias is "in good spirits" and is recovering, Crain said.

    "He’s doing well," she added.

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