Memorial Fund for Retired Saint Louis Police Captain Murdered by Looters Passes $50K in Minutes
A memorial fund raising money for the family of a retired St. Louis police captain who was murdered by looters during Monday’s race riots has raised $50,000 as of Monday night, just hours after it was created by Jack Posobiec.
Dorn, who retired from the St. Louis Police Department in 2007, was found dead around 2:30AM on Tuesday morning. Surveillance camera footage revealed that he had been shot and killed by a looter as he was defending Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry.
His wife, Ann Marie Dorn, who still works for the police department, stated that David was a friend of the pawn shop’s owner and would secure the premises when the burglar’s alarm went off at the property. Dorn was 77 years old.
President Donald Trump mourned for Dorn in a Tuesday Facebook post, pointing to the senior citizen as a tragic casualty of the nationwide race riots that have resulted in widespread death and destruction following the death of George Floyd.
The Ethical Society of Police in St. Louis described Dorn’s death as a senseless, vicious murder in the pursuit of stolen goods.
“He was murdered by looters at a pawnshop. He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to. Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer.”
Posobiec, who created the fund in Dorn’s memory, expressed his surprise that so many Americans proved generous enough to donate in the name of his memory. The widespread support from across the nation may be indicate of a silent majority incensed at the senseless death of the senior citizen, who had served his community with distinction in his career in law enforcement for more than 30 years.
We just broke 50k for this man's family
I've never seen anything like this https://t.co/WT7xMk4ZMW
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) June 3, 2020