McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

February 9, 2013

Ex-LAPD officer accused in 3 killings spent time in Enid


ENID — A former Los Angeles police officer accused of killing three

people, and who is the subject of a massive manhunt, previously spent time

in Enid.

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

spokesman said.

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

toward Enid.

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.