Correctional Officer Paul Jordan

Correctional Officer Paul Jordan

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, January 24, 1976

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Paul Jordan

Correctional Officer Paul Jordan suffered a fatal heart attack after shooting at escaping prisoners at the Reception and Medical Center in Lake Butler, Florida.

Two inmates were observed climbing over one of the perimeter fences by Officer Jordan and an officer in a second guard tower. One of the officers fired at the inmates with a shotgun, killing one of them. The second inmate surrendered. The inmate who was killed had been serving a life sentence for robbery.

Officer Jordan was found in his watchtower unresponsive after the incident.

Officer Jordan was assigned to the Reception and Medical Center.


  • Age 62
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

escape attempt

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Rest in peace Correctional Officer Jordan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 23, 2020

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