The daughters of murdered police captain David Dorn are worried that his widow’s speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) will taint their father’s legacy.

David worked for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 38 years before retiring in 2007. The following year, he took on the role of Chief of Police for the Moline Acres Police Department. While responding to an alarm at a pawnshop in June, David, 77, was shot and killed by looters.

Following his death, President Trump has honored the late officer on several occasions and plans to follow suit at the RNC.

NBC's KSDK reports that David’s widow, Ann Dorn, a sergeant at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, is scheduled to speak at the RNC on Thursday. His children are now voicing their upset about her appearance at the upcoming political event.

“It’s very frustrating because I knew my dad did not agree with a lot of Trump’s policies or procedures,” said Debra White, one of David’s daughters.

David’s other daughter, Lisa Dorn, added, “We don’t want his death or his legacy or any of his images to be used for political gain. That’s not the purpose of my dad’s life. He would not have wanted it. It’s sending the wrong message.”

Rather than having to listen to Ann speak about David’s death at the convention, the women revealed they want to be able to mourn their father without the attention of a national spotlight. “We’re all grieving and we’re all trying to cope and get through my dad’s death,” Lisa said.

“Just please, stop and let us remember him as the great man he was, the great father and beloved husband,” said White.

Although they disagree with her decision, Lisa and Debra plan to watch Ann speak at the RNC. Ultimately, David’s daughters fear “their dad is being used as a poster child for violence against police officers.”

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