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Memorial fund created for retired St. Louis police captain killed by looters

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 14:09:41-04

ST. LOUIS — A memorial fund has been set up for David Dorn, the retired St. Louis police captain who was killed early Tuesday morning while trying to protect a friend's pawn shop from looters.

The Captain David Dorn Memorial Fund had originally set a goal of raising $15,000 in 60 days. But as of Wednesday, the fund had raised nearly $200,000 with nearly 5,000 donors.

All funds raised from the crowd funding campaign will go to Dorn's family.

Dorn, 77, served on the police force in St. Louis for 38 years, according to the Associated Press.

He was killed by people who had broken into Lee’s Pawn & Jewelry, and his body found on the sidewalk at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Dorn’s last moments were caught on video and apparently posted on Facebook Live, though the original version of the video has since been taken down.

No arrests have been made.

The memorial fund can be found at

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