Volunteers renovate home of Christopher Dorner victim

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Slain Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah MacKay, who was allegedly killed in a gunfight with suspected murderer Christopher Dorner. This poster was displayed at a San Bernardino Sheriff's Department press conference.

Volunteers have renovated the home of a San Bernardino County sheriff's detective who was shot to death by rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says about 80 volunteers gathered Wednesday at the Redlands home of Jeremiah MacKay.

Volunteers from the Sheriff's Department and Home Depot made $20,000 in improvements, including replacing doors, carpets and flooring, laying sod, updating a kitchen and creating a child's playroom.

MacKay was killed in February as authorities surrounded Dorner in a mountain cabin near Big Bear. The fired Los Angeles policeman had vowed revenge. He killed four people and then himself during a weeklong rampage.

MacKay leaves a wife, infant son and 7-year-old daughter. His widow, Lynette MacKay, says she's grateful for the support she's received since her husband's death.

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