Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Larry E. Jordan

Norfolk Southern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, October 7, 1997

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Reflections for Special Agent Larry E. Jordan

IN HONORE CASORUM
The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 9, 2015

I still miss you my friend.

E.P. Stankus (Gene) Spl.Agt. Retired
Norfolk Southern Police - Chicago

June 24, 2014

I didn't know Larry well . . . we only spoke on one or two occasions but I recall that he was a capable and honest officer that took his duties and responsibilities to heart and performed them to the best of his abilities. His passing left a void in our department that will be difficult to fill.

Lieutenant, Gerald (Jerry) Reinhardt
NorfolkSouthern Police (Retired 2001)

February 18, 2014

As a railfan, I just want to say thank you to SA Jordan for his service with the NSPD. To the men and women of NSPD I salute you for your service to such a fine railroad.

Jerry Butler

May 20, 2012

I remember the day Larry was killed and it was a somber reminder of the just how quickly this can happen to any of us. I did not know Larry but knew he was a fine Officer and person. Rest in peace my freind and God Bless your family.

Special Agent T.D. Holcomb
Norfolk Southern Railroad Police

May 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 7, 2009

God Bless you and your family, You will not be forgotten

John Mangan

June 30, 2009

Agent Jordan,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

October 7, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

Larry the "LEJ"

I often reflect on the times we worked with each other and our love for flying and the discussion on the best airplanes.

Supervisory Special Agent
Norfollk Southern Police

October 12, 2007

today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 7, 2007

Gone...but never forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

A Brother Officer
Winston-Salem Police Department, NC

May 2, 2007

Far too often railroad police officers are not noticed or not acknowledged. I am glad to see Special Agent Jordan honored here. Justice may be blind, but these officers are the healthy eyes of the rails. God bless Larry E. Jordan, and his fellow high-iron officers for their work and countless sacrifices.

EMT M.J. Ryan
NJ EMT & Railroad Enthusiast

December 7, 2006

Rest in peace Brother Jordan. You and your family are in my prayers.

OFC Kevin R Turley
City of Heflin Police Department (Alabama)

April 30, 2006

Mr. Jordan,

I pass your memorial plaque everyday in the Chicago office, it reminds me of the ultimate sacrifice you made on that afternoon.

God Bless you

Canine Officer Ronald J. Lubek Jr. #1354
Norfolk Southern Railroad

February 10, 2006

I just discovered your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your family and your department.

Rest in Peace sir, your loss will not be forgotten.

Special Agent Shaun Alcodray
Canadian National Railway Police Department-Port Huron, Detroit, MI

October 11, 2005

It's now been 8 years to the day that you were taken from your family and brother and sister Officers and Agents of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Police. I'm sure to those who knew and loved you, it's like it was yesterday. Though other bodies may come in and fill your spot on the roster, you can never be replaced and it's a safe bet you live on the hearts and minds of those still here in the physical sense.

A Railroad cop is as susceptible to the risks of police work as anyone but know your passing was in a selfless act and vital to the protection to a major part of what makes America great, it's railroads.

Rest in Peace, brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 7, 2005

It doesn't matter where they work, what they do, or how many people they help. They are all Police Officers, and deserve a place to be remembered. Always keep in mind that YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

Explorer Aaron McLearen
Clare County Sheriff Department Michigan

July 21, 2005

Larry, I worked with you for two years before moving to another agency. Less than a month after I left, you gave your life in the line of duty. It's been almost 8 years and I still think about you often. You are not forgotten. Rest in peace.

Police Officer Thomas Branick
Lincolnshire (IL) Police Dept.

April 23, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 7, 2004

We will not let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.


POMFCC

March 11, 2004

Larry, of the 17,000+ officers on the ODMP...you are the only one I knew personally. Just want you to know that I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads and your name & memory are honored by each officer in every class I teach. Several of us still with the NSPD in Chicago remember you every October 7th....the day you went 10-7 on 10-7. God bless, Larry.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 21, 2004

Godspeed Officer.

THE POLICEMAN'S LAST ROLL CALL ...

THE POLICEMAN STOOD AND FACED HIS GOD, WHICH MUST ALWAYS COME TO PASS. HE
HOPED HIS SHOES WERE SHINING, JUST AS BRIGHTLY AS HIS BRASS. "STEP FORWARD
NOW, POLICEMAN. HOW SHALL I DEAL WITH YOU? HAVE YOU ALWAYS TURNED THE OTHER
CHEEK? TO MY CHURCH HAVE YOU BEEN TRUE?"

THE POLICEMAN SQUARED his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a Saint. I've had to
work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes I've been
violent because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny that
wasn't mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills just
got to steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though times I shook with
fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept many unmanly tears. I know I
don't deserve a place among the people here, they never wanted me around
except to calm their fear. If you've a place for me Lord, it needn't be so
grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand."



There was silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod. As
the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God. "Step forward
now, policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's
streets, you've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

A brother railroad officer
Norfolk Southern Railway

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