OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
It’s been one year since Captain David Dorn was murdered in cold blood during the riots and looting that took place last summer. Dorn, who faithfully served the St. Louis community as a law enforcement officer for 38 years, was gunned down by rioters while trying to protect a friend’s pawn shop. You can read an article about him here if you need a refresher.
I’m the daughter and granddaughter of law enforcement officers. This story cut me deeply when it was first reported last year, and still does as I’m writing about it right now. How far our country has fallen. We now celebrate drug dealers and criminals and ignore the bravest men and women our country has to offer. We’re headed for big problems if we keep treating our officers like this.
Did Joe Biden invite Dorn’s family to the White House on the 1st anniversary of his death like he did for George Floyd’s family? Didn’t think so.
To David Dorn’s family: I’m sorry. I’m sorry that our country has forgotten your hero’s sacrifice. I haven’t, and I won’t. I’m grateful every day that there are still people out there that care about their communities and their country as a whole.
Captain David Dorn was a hero, and I won’t forget it.