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Widow of murdered retired St. Louis police captain to speak at Republican National Convention

Widow of murdered retired St. Louis police captain to speak at Republican National Convention


Sgt. Ann Marie Dorn, the widow of a retired St. Louis Police captain who was shot and killed during a night violence and looting that followed protests in June, will speak Thursday night at the Republican National Convention.

President Donald J. Trump’s campaign released the list of speakers on Sunday.

David Dorn, 77, was shot and killed on the sidewalk outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry, 4123 Martin Luther King Drive, on June 2. He had gone there to check on a burglar alarm. Rioting had followed protests over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, charged with waving a gun at St. Louis protestors, will speak Monday night at the convention.

The four-day event is themed “Honoring the Great American Story,” according to four Trump campaign officials involved with the planning process but not authorized to discuss it by name. The convention will feature prominently a number of well-known Trump supporters, including members of the Trump family, but also those whom the GOP say are members of the “silent majority” of Americans who have been aided by Trump’s policies. Some have been “silenced” by a “cancel culture” pushed by Democrats, the campaign officials said.

Ann Dorn, a St. Louis Police sergeant, told a reporter Sunday that she couldn't comment without approval from RNC officials. A RNC official said comments to the press may be coordinated at a later date. 

The Associated Press and Rachel Rice of the Post-Dispatch contributed some information for this article.

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