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City Marshal Joseph J. Orange Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

Joseph J. "Joe" Jordan

Orange Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Joseph Jordan was shot and killed as he walked a prisoner to the city jail.

The Marshal had just arrested the prisoner for murdering a man during a personal dispute. As the two walked to the jail, Marshal Jordan was shot by the prisoner's brother in an attempt to free him.

The suspect was arrested and charged with Marshal Jordan's murder. He was convicted and sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Marshal Jordan had served with the Orange Police Department only for 6 months.

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Marshal Jordan,
On today, the 113th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orange. It sickens me that the pos that murdered you was only sentenced to 5 years in prison.


United States Border Patrol
November 5, 2015


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