Deputy Sheriff Charles Frank Jordan

Deputy Sheriff Charles Frank Jordan

Cheatham County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, February 4, 1982

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Charles Frank Jordan

Deputy Sheriff Charles Jordan was shot and killed after responding to a burglar alarm at a pharmacy on Route 70, Pegram.

Although he was off-duty he lived nearby and was called to check the scene. When he arrived on the scene he informed dispatchers that he observed two suspects inside and that he had taken up a defensive position behind his patrol car to wait for backup officers.

A third suspect, who was acting as a lookout, approached him from behind and shot him in the back with a shotgun as he waited for the backup officers. The three suspects, who were brothers ages 28, 25, and 15, fled the scene but were all apprehended. The 25-year-old was the killer. The two older brothers were convicted of felony murder and sentenced to life. Their last mugshots were taken in 2003. At some point later they were paroled.

In 2000 a portion of Highway 70 in Cheatham County was renamed The Frank Jordan Memorial Highway in his memory.

Deputy Jordan was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Cheatham County Sheriff's Department for 10 months. He was survived by his mother, Reba, his sister, Pamela. and his brother, Johnny.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Paroled

burglary, off duty

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Deputy Sheriff Jordan,
On today the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2022

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