Dodgers contribute to reward for capture of fugitive former cop

The Dodgers have contributed to the $1 million reward for the capture of Christopher Dorner. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers are doing their part to aid the manhunt for renegade former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.

Local authorities are offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of the armed-and-dangerous Dorner, who is believed to be responsible for three killings and numerous threats on the lives of many current members of the LAPD and their families. The Dodgers, according to the Los Angeles Times, are one of 29 organizations and inviduals to contribute to the reward pool.

From the Times:

"This is the largest local award ever offered, to our knowledge," said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck. "This is not about capturing a fleeing suspect, this is about preventing a future crime -- likely a murder."

Beck said the idea to offer a massive award first came from his wife on Saturday. Within 24 hours, the $1 million had been raised, with the police chief and mayor receiving unsolicited calls from donors.

"For those of you that question how so much money was put together: it was amazingly, amazingly easy," Beck said. "When we reached out to members of this community, they gave immediately."

CBSNews.com has the latest on the search for Dorner.

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