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Ethical Society of Police to host memorial event this Wednesday on the anniversary of Captain David Dorn’s death
The Ethical Society of Police will host a memorial event to honor Captain David Dorn on the anniversary of his passing. The event will include tribute speeches by his colleagues in the police department and the presentation of a memorial highway sign by elected officials.
Wednesday, June 2
11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park
1904 Concourse Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63110
A memorial highway sign presentation will be made by Representative Shamed Dogan, Senator Steven Roberts Jr., And 4th Ward Alderwoman Dwinderlin Evans.
Speakers will include:
- Sgt Donnell Walters – ESOP President
- Ed Ron Jablonski – Captain Dorn’s longtime partner
- Retired Lieutenant Colonel Reggie Harris – Former SLMPD Commander who worked with Captain Dorn
- Doctor Daniel Ison – Public Safety Director
- Detective John Leggette – Musical Tribute
- Retired Chief Roy Joachimstaler
- Sergeant Heather Taylor – Former ESOP President and Public Safety Department Senior Advisor
- Colonel John W Hayden, Jr. – St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief
Captain David Dorn was a member of the Ethical Society of Police during his entire law enforcement career with the City of St. Louis – Metropolitan Police Department. He mentored numerous officers in SLMPD, and he was a staple in the communities he served. Dorn was a lifelong St. Louis City resident, but he served in the St. Louis County area as the Moline Acres Chief of Police after retiring from SLMPD. David Dorn never stopped serving the community and that is why Captain Dorn’s family, ESOP and so many others want to honor his legacy with a memorial highway sign, street re-naming at the location of his senseless murder, and a luncheon in his honor.
The Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) is an association of police officers, park rangers, and civilians that advocates for racial and gender equity in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and St. Louis County Police Department. ESOP was founded in 1972 to address racial biases within law enforcement. ESOP also works to improve community/police relations, develop policies and programs to reduce crime, elevate the status of minority civilians and police officers, encourage greater minority employment by law enforcement agencies, and increase professionalism in law enforcement. Membership is open to all races and includes more than 370 law enforcement professionals employed by the City and County of St. Louis. ESOP membership is approximately 97% African American, but membership is open to all races, religions and sexual orientations. For details, call (314) 690-3565, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.esopstl.org.
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