Posted on August 28, 2020

Widow of Retired Police Captain Killed by Looters Gives Emotional Speech at RNC

Ryan Fahey and the Associated Press, Daily Mail, August 28, 2020

The widow of a retired St. Louis police captain shot to death after a violent night of protests has said she relives the ‘horror’ of the night he died every day.

During emotional remarks at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Ann Marie Dorn, who is a serving sergeant at the police department, said that she relives the ‘horror’ of her husband’s death daily.

In detail, she described the night that 77-year-old David Dorn was fatally shot outside a pawn shop June 2 amid violence following the death of George Floyd.

Saying ‘violence and destruction are not legitimate forms of protest,’ Dorn said she hopes that her pain will ‘help shake this country from the nightmare we are witnessing in our cities and bring about positive, peaceful change.’

‘How did we get to this point where so many young people are callous and indifferent towards human life?’ Ann Marie Dorn asked.

‘This isn’t a video game where you can commit mayhem and then hit ‘reset’ and bring all the characters back to life. David is never, never coming back to me.

‘He was murdered by people who didn’t know, and just didn’t care. He would have done anything to help them.’

David was gunned down while trying to protect a friend’s pawn shop from looters in St Louis on the morning of 2 June. Surveillance footage captured his last moments. His body was found on the sidewalk at around 2.30am that morning.


{snip} David Dorn’s last moments were apparently caught on video and posted on Facebook Live, though the video was soon taken down.

Two men have been charged in Dorn’s death. Two others were charged with looting the pawn shop.