Village Marshal Fred Jordan

Village Marshal Fred Jordan

Monticello Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 1930

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Fred Jordan

Village Marshal Fred Jordan was shot and killed while searching a car he had stopped being driven by a 17-year-old boy.

He had received a complaint from a local doctor that the vehicle was driving up and down the street in front of his house and the driver was blowing the horn and shining a spotlight into his windows. Marshal Jordan took a revolver from the youth but the boy had retained a second gun and shot Marshal Jordan.

The boy was captured four hours later after a thrilling chase by Green County Deputy Sheriff Tom Carver, 76. It was later discovered that the car was stolen.

The subject was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15 to 20 years in prison.

The doctor who called in the complaint ran out of his house scantily clothed to aid Marshal Jordan when he saw him get shot. He contracted pneumonia and died 12 days later.

Marshal Jordan also served as a deputy sheriff with the Green County Sheriff's Office.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 to 20 years

disorderly, juvenile offender, stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2012

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