Retired Black Officer Killed By Looters

Tuesday marked a grave day for the families of retired black police captain David Dorn. The 77-year-old was guarding a pawn shop in St. Louis [in response to an alarm that was set off] when he was shot and killed by looters.

“He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them [the looters] if he had to.”St Louis’ Ethical Society of Police [founded in 1972 by black officers to address corruption and racial discrimination]

Dorn’s son remembered his father as someone who was passionate about helping youth and who, “would have forgiven those behind the violence and tried to talk to them [. . .] The person who pulled the trigger, my message to them would just simply be, just step back from what you’re doing. Know the real reason that you’re protesting [. . .]”

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