Police Officer Robert T. Jordan

Police Officer Robert T. Jordan

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, May 16, 1981

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Robert T. Jordan

Police Officer Robert Jordan was shot and killed while off duty when a suspect robbed him at gunpoint and discovered that he was a police officer.

He and his 11-year-old daughter were confronted by the suspect in front of 4401 Shreve Avenue. The man demanded Officer Jordan's wallet and when he discovered the badge inside shot Officer Jordan in the chest three times. Although mortally wounded, Officer Jordan was able to return fire and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of capital murder and executed in 1997.

Officer Jordan had served with the St. Louis County Police Department for 19 years.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1997

off duty, robbery

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Rest in peace Officer Jordan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 27, 2023

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