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St. Louis Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Murdering Retired Black Police Captain David Dorn
Stephan Cannon
Photo: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced on Sunday that they had made an arrest in connection with the murder of retired Captain David Dorn, who was allegedly murdered by looters last week.

“Relative to the investigation into the murder of Ret. Capt. David Dorn, officers arrested Stephan Cannon (left) and the Circuit Attorney’s Office issued one count of Murder 1st, one count of Burglary 1st, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm & two counts of Armed Criminal Action,” the department said in a statement. “Bond not allowed.”

“Officers also arrested Jimmie Robinson (right) & the Circuit Attorney’s Office issued one count of Burglary 1st, one count of Armed Criminal Action, and one count of Stealing (F),” the department added. “Bond was set at $30,000 cash only.”

Relative to the investigation into the murder of Ret. Capt. David Dorn, officers arrested Stephan Cannon (left) and the…

Posted by St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (OFFICIAL) on Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Daily Wire reported last week on Dorn’s death:

In video that has since been removed, Dorn, 77, can be seen defending the business during his last moments of life. Dorn was killed by looters and rioters who broke into Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry; his body was found on the sidewalk outside around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. …

Dorn’s wife, St. Louis police Sgt. Ann Marie Dorn, told the St. Louis Dispatch that her husband was friends with the owner of the pawn shop and regularly came to the owner’s aid whenever alarms went off. …

Dorn retired from the St. Louis police force in October 2007 after serving 38 years. His close friend on the force, St. Louis County police Chief Tim Fitch, who knew Dorn for 30 years, told the media that Dorn and his wife helped disadvantaged youth while he was on the force.

President Donald Trump honored Dorn in a tweet last week, 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!”

The left-wing Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) responded to Dorn’s death in a statement that was widely cited by the media, writing: “One of the people murdered last night was a retired St. Louis City Captain. 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.”

Another black law enforcement official was killed last week in Oakland, California, while he was protecting a federal building from the violent riots that have broken out across the country in response to the death of George Floyd.

“Alas, there has been no public outrage over the equally undeserved death of another African-American male, Dave Patrick Underwood,” The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board wrote in an op-ed. “Underwood was an officer in the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service who was gunned down Friday as he stood guard outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Oakland, Calif.”

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