Police Officer Robert T. Jordan

Police Officer Robert T. Jordan

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, May 16, 1981

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Robert T. Jordan

Police Officer Robert Jordan was shot and killed during when a suspect robbed him at gunpoint and discovered that he was a police officer.

He and his 11-year-old daughter were confronted by the suspect on Shreve Avenue. The suspect demanded Officer Jordan's wallet and when he discovered the badge inside shot Officer Jordan in the chest three times. Although mortally wounded, Officer Jordan was able to return fire and wound the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of capital murder and executed in 1997.

Officer Jordan had been with the agency for 19 years.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1997

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 16, 2015

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