Widow of murdered retired St. Louis Police Captain slated to speak at Republican National Convention

ST. LOUIS, MO – A special speaker has recently been confirmed for the Republican National Convention taking place on August 27. That speaker happens to be Ann Dorn, the widow of murdered retired St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn.

Of all the senseless destruction, casualties and murders that took place during the riots triggered by George Floyd’s death, none shook the country and law enforcement community quite like the murder of David Dorn on June 2.

In the days following her husband’s murder, Ann Dorn spoke to the press about the senseless loss of life over material things inside a pawnshop being looted:

“His life was senselessly taken from me, from us, by an opportunist who had no regard for human life or the law. … This didn’t have to happen, but it must have been God’s plan for David.”

The news of David Dorn’s murder stretched far and wide, catching the attention of President Donald J. Trump. In the month following Dorn’s murder, Trump invited the slain police captain’s family and other St. Louis Police officers to the White House, where the president paid homage to the fallen officer:

“We are especially moved to be joined by the family of a great man, fallen officer David Dorn, a 38-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department who was killed last month in the city he devoted his life to defending.”

(Courtesy of ksdk.com)

While Ann Dorn will be speaking on August 27, some other St. Louis residents, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who have been in the news for protecting their home and family from protesters, are also slated to appear and speak at the RNC. The McCloskeys are scheduled for August 24.

With regard to the murder of David Dorn, two suspects have been arrested thus far in the investigation. Here’s our previous report regarding the status of the case: 

second arrest has been made in the murder of retired St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn. Multiple charges were levied against a 22-year-old suspect who was taken into custody recently in St. Louis, on top of a second degree murder charge in relation to Dorn’s slaying.

St. Louis resident Mark Jackson was the second to be officially implicated and charged in Dorn’s murder. Sources indicate that Jackson is facing charges for robbery, burglary, theft, and three counts of armed criminal action in concurrence with a second degree murder charge.

The first person arrested in the case was identified as 24-year-old Stephan Cannon.

The liberal social justice experiment of a revolving-door criminal justice system claimed another victim last week, a father of five and grandfather of 10.

This time, it claimed retired St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn, 75.

Fox 2 in St. Louis is reporting that the man charged with his murder, 24-year-old Stephan Cannon, was previously sentenced to seven years for felony robbery, but received a suspended sentence, what was called a “suspended execution of sentence.”

He never spent a day in jail.

According to court records, Cannon violated his probation on two occasions but never served any jail or prison time. It’s a rather good deal if you can get it. Unfortunately, Capt. Dorn paid with his life.

Cannon has been charged with first degree murder for the June 2 murder.

Had Cannon served time for the robbery, he would have still been behind bars until 2021, according to the Tennessee Star.

St. Louis Police officer Robert Howard told Fox 2:

“Captain Dorn was amongst other police officers that I had an opportunity to run into before even getting the opportunity to work in law enforcement.

“Those were the individuals I looked up to. They wore the uniform with pride.”

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Officer Howard further said:

“I am thankful the police department got on top of that and I would also like to thank, if there were any witnesses or anybody who stepped up to the plate, these are the things that we need and I’m thankful for that.”

Yet another officer, Derrick Sutton, said that Dorn was like a father to many people. He said:

“It was just an aura that he had. When you went to work, you wanted to do more than just your job, and I imagine that’s with most officers, but with Dorn it was like, ‘I want to do my job. I want to do more than my job.’”

Sutton told Fox 2 that Dorn had touched many more people in his life who had been impacted by him. Sutton said:

“I had no idea the magnitude of the spirit of Dorn has touched, so I can’t even imagine you know, what the family is going through because of how I feel right now.” 

Dorn was killed when he responded to an alarm at his friend’s pawn shop in the midst of the George Floyd riots, er, protests that occurred after Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. St. Louis was one of the cities across the country that experienced extensive violent riots in the aftermath.

During the riots, four uniformed St. Louis police officers were struck by gunfire. After Dorn was shot inside the pawn shop, he managed to get out to the street, as Cannon and his fellow “protestors” ransacked the pawn shop.

CrimeStoppers had offered an initial reward of $10,000, which grew to almost $60,000 before Cannon’s arrest on Sunday.

Fox 2 said CrimeStoppers representatives did not say if it was a tip through that organization that led to the break in the case. One of the tenets of the group is that anonymity is guaranteed.

At the time of his murder, Capt. Dorn received no public funeral, no network television coverage, no Hollywood tributes. He was a simple man who honorably served his community for decades and died protecting it.

He may have escaped accolades from Democrat opportunists and the rest of the elite, but he did receive notice from President Donald J. Trump on Twitter.

“Our highest respect to the family of David Dorn, a Great Police Captain from St. Louis, who was viciously shot and killed by despicable looters last night. We honor our police officers, perhaps more than ever before. Thank you!”

RIP Captain Dorn. Until Valhalla, brother.

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