Detective Dorian David Rorex

Photo of Detective Dorian David Rorex
End of Watch: Thu, Jan 15th, 1998
Date of Incident: Thu, Jan 15th, 1998
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 6 years
Age: 27


His one-year-old son and an unborn child.


Detective Dorian Rorex was shot and killed after a brief foot chase of a drug suspect at 2131 hours.

Detective Rorex was responding to complaints of drug activity with two other plainclothes detectives when they spotted a subject fitting the description of a drug dealer. As they pulled up next to him and identified themselves the suspect began to run. Detective Rorex chased the suspect over a fence and as he was climbing over the suspect opened fire on him, striking him once in the chest and twice in the abdomen.

Detective Rorex was pronounced dead approximately one hour later at the hospital. One of the other officers returned fire, striking the suspect several times, paralyzing him.


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Gary, Indiana 46402
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