Police Officer Aflred D. Jordan

Police Officer Aflred D. Jordan

Ranger Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 16, 1919

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Aflred D. Jordan

Officer Alfred Jordan was shot and killed when he encountered a man known to be involved with smuggling illegal liquor.

Officer Jordan was returning from the local railroad station after conducting an inspection for illegal liquor when the encounter occurred.

After exchanging words, the suspect produced a handgun and shot Officer Jordan several times. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Jordan was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. The man was taken into custody by responding officers and charged with murder.

The 23-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years. He was pardoned on December 23, 1916.

Officer Jordan had only worked for the Ranger Police Department for 3 days, but had previously served as a Texas Ranger.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Pardoned in 1916

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Officer Jordan,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ranger.


United States Border Patrol

November 16, 2019

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