The family of David Dorn finally got justice for the tragic killing of the former police chief, after a jury reportedly delivered a guilty verdict in his murder case earlier this week.
Stephan Cannon, 26, was found guilty of murder in Dorn’s death, with the jury taking only three hours to deliver the verdict on counts of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, and the stealing of more than $750.
While nothing can bring back the innocent life that was lost, the verdict seemingly brought some level of relief to his family members, who told reporters, “Justice has been served,” according to Fox News.
Dorn was shot and killed by Cannon while he was trying to loot from a local pawn shop, owned by a friend of Dorn’s, The Associated Press reported.
Cannon is set to be sentenced in September and faces the possibility of life in prison without parole.
At the time of his death, Dorn was a retired police chief in St Louis, Missouri. He never stopped protecting those around him, however, even when it meant putting his own life on the line.
In response to the murder, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution to honor the fallen police officer.
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“David Dorn was a man of great character who dedicated his life to helping others and protecting his neighborhood,” the resolution read. “His countless acts of service remind us of all the wonderful things our men and women in law enforcement do for our communities. His loss is a tragedy, and justice must be served.”
State legislation was also brought to name two portions of the highway, “The David Dorn Memorial Highway” in honor of the fallen officer, according to The Missouri Times.
This week has been an emotional one for the family and friends of Dorn, per local news.
Lisa Dorn, daughter of David Dorn, was quoted as saying, “We’ve been waiting a long time for this day, it’s been over two years. the prosecution worked extremely hard, they gave a really good fight. it was just undoubtable [sic] that he was guilty. So we look forward to moving on and our dad resting in peace.”
America won’t forget the sacrifices Dorn made to protect his city. This senseless tragedy points to the disastrous effects that came about during the 2020 summer riots, due to lawlessness across the land.
Although this is an absolute tragedy, it can serve as the foundation for good going forward — by showing that America will not tolerate violent chaos, and one way or another, justice will be served.
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