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Trump Express Condolences After Death Of Retired St. Louis City Police Captain David Dorn

President Donald Trump has paid his respects to a retired St. Louis City police captain, David Dorn, who was shot and killed outside of a pawn shop in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 1 in a looting incident.

Trump on June 3 posted a photo of Dorn on Twitter, writing, “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!”

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! pic.twitter.com/0ouUpoJEQ4

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020

David Dorn, 77, was found dead by police outside of Lees Pawn and Jewellery store after responding to an alarm. He was reportedly shot in the torso at around 2:30 a.m. and died on the sidewalk in front of the shop at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.

The Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis said that Dorn was a retired St. Louis City captain, and his wife, Ann Marie Dorn, currently works for the police department. He had spent 38 years with the police department, KMOV reported.

Ann, said her husband was a friend of the pawn shops owner and worked for him, and would often show up at the shop when burglar alarms sounded to check on the building,

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said Dorn was “murdered by looters at a pawnshop,” and that “he was the type of brother that wouldve given his life to save them if he had to. Violence is not the answer, whether its a citizen or officer.”

a memorial for David Dorn
Flowers and messages are left at a memorial for David Dorn, a 77-year-old retired police captain who was murdered during overnight rioting outside Lees Pawn and Jewelry, on June 2, 2020 in St Louis, Mo. (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said the retired officer was murdered during a looting while “exercising law enforcement training.”

“David Dorn was a fine captain, many of us young officers looked up to him,” Chief Hayden said.

Police have made no arrests and said they have no suspects. Authorities have announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Local officials said Dorns shooting death was captured in a Facebook Live video and several people on social media claimed to have watched a live broadcast showing the shooting at the pawn shop.

The broadcast has since been taken down from the site. However, the social media company said the removal was a mistake and that the video did not expressly violate companRead More From Source

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