A former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing three
people, and who is the subject of a massive manhunt, previously spent time
In a rambling manifesto, Christopher Jordan Dorner listed Enid as one of the
places where he has lived.
The Nov. 5, 2002, edition of the Enid News & Eagle included a story of a
pair of good samaritans 9 both student pilots at Vance Air Force Base 9 who
found a bank bag containing nearly $8,000 in the street.
One of the men was identified as Navy Ensign Chris Dorner.
According to a Navy spokesman, Christopher Jordan Dorner served at various
aviation training units from July 4, 2002, to June 15, 2004. A spokesman at
Vance Air Force Base could not confirm Thursday that Dorner served at Vance.
In the 2002 News & Eagle story, Chris Dorner and Marine Lt. Andrew Baugher
recounted how they turned the bank bag over to Enid police, and the money
was returned to Enid Korean Church of Grace.
Dorner told the News & Eagle he was raised in La Palma, Calif., by his
mother. La Palma also is listed on Christopher Jordan Dornerπs manifesto as
one of the places where he lived.
Dorner said he wanted to fly SH-60 helicopters in the Navy, according to the
News & Eagle story.
About returning the money, Dorner said: ≥I didnπt work for it, so itπs not
mine. And, it was for the church. Itπs not so much the integrity, but it was
someone elseπs money. I would hope someone would do that for me.≤
Christopher Jordan Dorner is listed as serving at Navy personnel command
from June 16, 2004, through June 22, 2004, and in a Mobile Inshore Undersea
Warfare Unit from June 23, 2004, to Feb. 28, 2006, the Navy spokesman said.
Dorner was stationed three times at a naval base in San Diego from July 2006
through October 2006 before being listed on temporary assignment duty at
Costal Riverine Group in Bahrain from Nov. 3, 2006, to April 23, 2007, the
Dorner left the Naval Reserve Feb. 1.
Enid Police Department Capt. Jack Morris said EPD received a standard
notification about Dorner but there were no indications he was heading
Morris said the department had contact with a man of the same name twice, in
2003 and 2004, but there was not enough information from those contacts to
confirm if it was the same person sought in the manhunt.
Dorner received many decorations while in the Navy, including National
Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal, Navy Marine Corps Overseas Service
Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ≥M≤ device, rifle marksman ribbon
and pistol expert medal.