Tag: Deputy Alex Collins

Batter up for Heroes!

San Bernardino, CA, July 16, 2013 – With the Dorner manhunt just months behind us, residents of Big Bear are invited to a fun community event that will donate 20% of ticket proceeds to the families of Deputy Alex Collins and the late Detective Jeremiah MacKay. On July 20, the Inland Empire 66ers will play in sheriff-inspired jerseys adorned with MacKay and Collins patches, which will be auctioned off following the game. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. at San Manuel Stadium (280 S. E Street, San Bernardino), after a helicopter brings Collins to the field to throw out the first pitch. But the gates open at 6:00 p.m. for Protect and Serve Night, featuring pre-game activities for the kids, a sheriff’s rodeo, K9 unit demonstrations, bag pipers and  classic police vehicles. Individual ticket prices range from $6.90 to $13.55. For more information or to RSVP, contact Adam Franey at (909) 495-7633 or visit the baseball...

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WeTip recognizes local law enforcement officers

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 25, 2013 – At the National WeTip Conference on April 19,  the program awarded Deputy Alex Collins of the Big Bear Station the Award of Valor, and Detective Jeremiah MacKay a posthumous  Award of Valor. Collins and MacKay were struck by gunfire during the Christopher Dorner manhunt in February; MacKay died of his wounds. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was awarded the distinction of being the “Sheriff Department of the Year.”  In accepting the honor, Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon  acknowledged what the award meant to the citizens of San Bernardino County.  This “signifies to the public that the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department embraces the efforts of WeTip Inc.  and works diligently to investigate tips from those who have information regarding crime but fear reprisal,” he said. WeTip Inc. was founded in 1972 as an anonymous crime reporting resource for citizens, and a tool to aid law enforcement.  WeTip operators staff the toll free nationwide crime hotlines and Internet lines 24 hours a day, 365 days a...

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