As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Ken Jordan - [Colorado Springs, Colorado]
Additional Info: Officer Ken Jordan had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 6 years.
Cause of Death: Jordan was shot and killed while backing up another officer during a traffic stop.
Date of Incident: December 5, 2006
Colo. officer fatally shot during traffic stop
By Mike McPhee Denver Post Staff Writer
Colorado Springs police officer Ken Jordan was shot and killed late Monday night during a traffic stop of a suspected drunk driver.
Police said Jordan and two other officers stopped a driver around 11 p.m. in the 4400 block of Fountain Boulevard in the city's southeast section, about a mile from the airport.
As the officers approached the car, the driver pulled a gun and started firing. Jordan was hit as the other officers returned fire, striking the driver, who has been identified as Marco Lee, 25, of Colorado Springs. Jordan, 32, had been on the police force for six years.