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1 2 Vol. 2 Issue 2 March/April 2013 Upcoming Events 7th Annual ARMC Community 5K Walk/Run and Health & Fitness Expo 400 North Pepper Avenue, Colton Register free online at In this issue Greg Devereaux presents: Creating a Vision in Difficult Economic Times CSUSB, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino What is the best part of your job? District Attorney combats local human trafficking see page 3 for Managers and Supervisors Employment Development Department 658 E. Brier Drive, Suite 100, San Bernardino Call (909) 797-4200 to RSVP 6th Annual Run/Walk (3K/5K) for Child Abuse and Violence Prevention Glen Helen Regional Park 2555 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino What’s a day as sheriff like? San Bernardino County April 10 @ 4:40 PM “State of the County 2013” Citizens Business Bank Arena 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario My day generally starts at about 4:00 a.m. when I leave my house. I have a workout routine which I complete every day before my official workday begins at 7:30 a.m. My days are currently consumed with appointments with public officials, citizens, faith-based organization, and my staff. I take every opportunity to visit stations, divisions and jail facilities when my calendar allows, as the heart of this job is my interaction with those who serve and I lead. The day generally ends with a community event or department function. What makes you the best person for the job as Sheriff? 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Just two miles from Force, it was renamed the San downtown San Bernardino at 1601 E. 3rd Bernardino Air Force Street is such a place—the Norton Air Force Base in 1948 and Base Museum (NAFBM). once again two years later to the Norton Air Force Base after Captain Beginning operation in 1941, Norton Air Force Base originally Leland Norton, a native to San Bernardino. Norton died in combat on his started as a Municipal Airport under the US Army Air Corps, 16th mission over Germany when his fighter plane was struck down. He forerunner to the US Air Force. In the summer leading up to Pearl was hailed for his bravery, fighting until the end. Harbor and in the midst of WWII, it became a training base to meet the needs of a 30,000 Pilot Training Program. In 1942 the airport Continued on page 3 Remembering Detective MacKay, 5th District honors a fallen hero Contact us at (909) 387-4565 Email: Website: Scan the code above and join us on Facebook! In light of recent and past events, what concerns do you have with regard to firearm use? The misuse of firearms has been an issue for decades. We all have rights guaranteed by the Constitution we must balance. The State of California has some of the most restricting gun laws in the nation. The laws currently in place help, but we will never prevent all the horrible things people do. Our plan is to have a strong defense and the best way is through training and education. We conduct regular training exercises at school sites including all our partners. We also conduct security assessments at schools and public facilities throughout the County. Visit to read the rest of the Q&A with Sheriff McMahon! Detective Jeremiah MacKay was one of many men and women who proudly serve the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. His 15 years of service led him to be remembered as a hero. Detective MacKay spent hours volunteering for the mountainside search of an accused murderer and former Los Angeles police officer that fled to Big Bear in February. In search of the suspect, Detective MacKay and another officer were involved in a deadly firefight. One officer was severely wounded and is recovering; but Detective MacKay became the last one of four apparently killed by the ex-LAPD officer. During his memorial services on Feb. 21 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, close friends and colleagues described Detective MacKay as a funloving family man willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. Detective MacKay was a lifelong resident of San Bernardino County. He was born in 1977 in San Bernardino and attended Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead. On his 21st birthday, he graduated from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Academy and began his career as a Deputy. As a Deputy, he served in the Central Detention Center, the Twin Peaks and Central stations, and the Sheriff’s training facility. Detective MacKay was also responsible for the addition of the bagpipes to the Sheriff’s honor guard. He received five California Highway Patrol 10851 awards for his work in recovering stolen vehicles and three Commander’s Awards for Exceptional Service. Deputy Roger Loftis recalled his friend’s determination to capture the fugitive, reiterating that MacKay had told him he was going to “‘ ... find that guy.’ He did, and we’re all safer for it, but we paid a hell of a price.” “He had the courage, tenacity, and resolve to face anything,” said Sheriff John McMahon. “He remained because it was his duty to the citizens of San Bernardino County to stop an evil man.” The perseverance and valor he demonstrated as a member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department will be forever remembered and honored. Thank you Detective MacKay.

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