Captain John George Jordan

Captain John George Jordan

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1915

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John George Jordan

Captain John Jordan fell to his death while patrolling a path along the Hudson River in Alpine, New Jersey.

He was walking with another patrolman when he slipped on a patch of ice and fell down a 100-foot cliff. The patrolman was able to reach his location but found that Captain Jordan had already died. His body was recovered after the patrolman went for help.

Captain Jordan was the first person employed by the Palisades Interstate Park Police and had served with the agency as its police chief for 15 years. He served as the agency's police chief and commanded the agency's patrol boat. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

foot patrol

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 5, 2011

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