Colo. officer fatally shot during traffic stop

Officer Down: Ken Jordan - [Colorado Springs, Colorado]


Biographical Info

Age: 32

Additional Info: Officer Ken Jordan had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 6 years.

Incident Details

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.

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