Slain Orlando officer no stranger to peril

Officer Alfred L. Gordon Sr. was fatally shot off-duty during a robbery, the suspect remains at large.

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By Willoughby Mariano, Henry Pierson Curtis and Jim Leusner
The Orlando Sentinel

ORLANDO, Fla. Orlando police Officer Alfred L. Gordon Sr. should have beaten the odds.

The former homicide detective had street savvy, honed by 18 years on the police force. He had the authority of a decorated U.S. Army captain who once commanded 220 soldiers.

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