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Riverside officer who survived Chris Dorner ambush identified

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Andrew Tachias of the Riverside Police Department is seen in this photo provided by police.

Andrew Tachias of the Riverside Police Department is seen in this photo provided by police. (KABC Photo)

The name of the Riverside police officer who survived an alleged ambush by Chris Dorner was released on Thursday.

The Riverside Police Department identified the officer as Andrew Tachias, a graduate of UC Riverside. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Tachias joined the Inglewood Police Department in 2009 and later attended the L.A. County Sheriff's Academy as a police officer trainee. He graduated from the academy in Februrary 2010. Tachias was sworn in to the Riverside Police Department as a police officer on Dec. 21, 2012.

Tachias and his partner, Michael Crain, were on routine patrol and stopped at a red light at about 1:35 a.m. Thursday when they were allegedly ambushed by Dorner, who reportedly opened fire with a rifle. The officers were unable to fire back.

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