"Police officers love Eric Greitens. He understands what we do. He's not afraid to come out on the front lines with us. He's one of us," said Dorn.
Sergeant Ann Dorn, widow of St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn, has endorsed Navy SEAL & former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens for Missouri's open US Senate seat.
Captain David Dorn was tragically murdered in the city of St. Louis during the summer of 2020 as looting and violence across the country went unchecked.
In a moving video announcement, Ann Dorn announced her full endorsement and support of Greitens.
"Police officers love Eric Greitens. He understands what we do. He's not afraid to come out on the front lines with us. He talks to us," said Dorn.
In the video, Dorn says "most politicians just want to come in and shake hands... but Eric really is genuine... he has the warrior mindset. He is one of us."
Greitens, the only candidate who has served in the U.S. military, enjoys significant support from law enforcement officers around the state. As Governor, Greitens routinely trained and went on ride-alongs with officers and signed into law the Blue Alert bill which notifies citizens when an officer has been injured or killed in the line of duty.
In 2017, following the acquittal of St. Louis police officer Jason Stockely in a murder trial, ANTIFA came to Missouri and threatened to burn the city down. In one video, a demonstrator can be heard saying that the forthcoming violence and destruction would be so bad that "you won't even remember Ferguson."
Of course in reference to the weeks of looting and violence that was allowed to take place under Greitens' predecessor.
Before, during, and after the verdict in the Stockley case, Greitens was on the ground in St. Louis. As St. Louis police officer Tom Lake recalls, "Greitens is the only one who was in the command center, on the ground during the events."
This week, results from a grassroots straw poll show Greitens with a significant lead in the 2022 contest for the US Senate. The Navy SEAL more than doubled his nearest opponent and was ranked as top choice for the job more times than all of his opponents combined.