Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco believes that deputy Isaiah Cordero, who was killed in the line of duty last week would still be on earth if it wasn't for a judge's decision to free the suspected killer from custody from a previous case.
According to Investigators, Cordero was shot and killed during a traffic stop when he stopped a driver in a pickup truck in the afternoon in the Jurupa Valley area of Riverside.
The troubled, "44-year-old William Shae McKay of San Bernardino County, had a long and violent criminal history stretching back to before 2000 that included kidnapping, robbery and multiple arrests for assault with a deadly weapon, including a 2021 police chase in which a California Highway Patrol dog was injured, allegedly by an accomplice of McKay," Bianco said.
Bianco added, that McKay had been convicted of a "third strike" offense last year that should have put him in state prison for 25 years to life, but a San Bernardino County judge lowered his bail, allowing him to be release even after an arrest for failing to appear at his sentencing.
Funeral services will be held Friday.