Ann Dorn is the wife of late David Dorn who was a 77-year-old African-American retired police captain, was fatally shot by an individual looting a pawn shop.
On June 2, 2020, this incident occurred during protests in St. Louis, Missouri over the killing of George Floyd. On Thursday, she spoke on the fourth night of the Republican National Convention.
She threw her support behind President Trump, crediting him for offering “federal help to restore order in our communities.” Since George Floyd’s death, there has been a number of protests in St. Louis, and Four police officers were shot in the city before the early hours of June 2, when Dorn’s husband, David Dorn, was killed.
Later, his body was found on the sidewalk outside Lee’s Pawn Shop in St. Louis. Moreover, all this incident was captured on Facebook Live, shocked and horrified many. David Dorn served 38 years and retired in the year 2007.
He was responding to an alarm at Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry shop on behalf of the owner, his friend, when he was shot in the chest and killed, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported at the time.
Ann Dorn recalled Thursday that “the alarm that went off on June 2 was for real.” Later, in the video, she said “After I had gone to bed, Dave received a call from Lee’s alarm company,” and “The front door of the pawnshop had been breached. This time, he didn’t wake me up to tell me. He probably knew I would have tried to stop him or insisted on going with him.”
Then, Ann said the chief of police came to the door at 4 a.m., and “uttered the words every officer’s spouse dreads.”
Furthermore, Dorn told the convention “I relive that horror in my mind every single day,” and added, “My hope is that having you relive it with me now will help shake this country from the nightmare we are witnessing in our cities and bring about positive, peaceful change.”
Donald Trump tweeted his condolences on Twitter the day of David’s death, he wrote “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!.”
Ann Dorn said Mr. Trump “knows we need more Davids in our communities, not fewer” and “we need to come together,” his daughters told the St. Louis American that David Dorn did not support Mr. Trump.
However, Debra White told the St. Louis American that “We know his wife is a Trump supporter, but he was not,” and added “He frequently said they were not able to talk about politics because they were at the opposite ends of the spectrum. I know he would not want his legacy to be for his death to be used to further Trump’s law-and-order agenda.”
Later, another daughter Lisa Dorn said “Our father did not agree with many policies and actions of this president that are aimed at disenfranchising many Black and Brown people. Our father was a registered Democrat. He thought Trump is doing many things to ruin our country.” CBSNews reported.
According to the source, Lisa Dorn and White have reached out to their father’s widow and asked her not to speak at the RNC.
Ann Dorn also worked in the department as a sergeant. After her husband’s funeral, Dorn accepted an honor on his behalf, the Distinguished Service Award.
For 27 years she has been with the St. Louis Police Department and holds the rank of sergeant. Ann Dorn and her husband led the police department’s Explorers program, an initiative to reach young kids interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement.
Talking about her family she was raised by a single mom along with her five siblings, before joining the Police department she worked with children for eight years.
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