Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Charles Frank Jordan

Cheatham County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, February 4, 1982

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Charles Frank Jordan

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 17, 2019

I worked as a dispatcher for the Cheatham County Sheriffs Department during Frank Jordan's short career there. Frank was an honest, dependable , gentleman who went into law enforcement to help people. I dispatched during the 4pm till midnight shift which was Frank's last shift before he was fatally shot. Frank came into the office earlier in the evening and I had the UT basketball game on the radio. When Frank went 10-10 Station R at midnight, he called me by phone to see who won the game. I had no idea that I would be logging Franks final 10-10 Station R call. I went home and took the phone off the hook and went to sleep. I'm sure Frank went to sleep too, but he was on call so he did not take his phone off the hook. Frank was called out to answer a burglar alarm call at the Pegram Pharmacy and a few minutes later he made the ultimate sacrifice in his role to protect and serve. Frank bravely gave his life in the line of duty.

Tim Ray former Dispatcher
Cheatham County Sheriffs Department

May 6, 2019

We were both working evening shift that night and we both checked off at 12 AM. I went in to bed, Frank got called back out later in the morning hours to answer the call at the pharmacy. I woke up and turned on the news and saw what happened and headed in to work. Frank was a brother in blue and one of the most polite and well mannered Officers I have came across in my 38 year career. A time in my life I’ll never lose memory of. Looking forward to seeing you again one day Officer Frank Jordon.

Deputy Chief Kenny Ray
Ashland City Police

February 5, 2018

I think this is a Wonder sight dedicated to my Uncle Junior. I was pretty young when we got the news of his MURDER by the GRIBBLE BROTHERS!
This should have never happened....selfish act!
My uncle was very dedicated n loyal to the job he called his, he was so proud to serve his community n he gave it his all.
Tammy Haley Scott
June 10 2015

Tammy Scott

June 11, 2015

This is a wonderful memorial for my Uncle Frank. I never got to meet Junior (as he was called) but I have heard he was an amazing man and truly a hero among men.

Charlee Jordan Blake

May 16, 2013

Dear Frank,

Although you are on my mind many times, today I received a call from Officer Down. Memories came back of this awful night. I will always remember what a fine young man you were, what a fine christian man and such a pleasant person to be around. Your fight for for what you believe left a mark on the rest of us which will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

Chief of Police, Marc Coulon
Ashland City Police Dept. I worked with Frank showing him the ropes.

February 12, 2013

I am 34 yrs old & i am just now learning about the truth of what happened. I am so sorry for what my family has done to you & your family. Your name will be forever in my heart.


April 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today. How your poor mother must have suffered.

Rest In Peace

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

February 4, 2012


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 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
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 29, 2008

You shall always be remembered in our Cheatham County High School Class of 1976. May God always bless.

Carney C.

June 8, 2007

May you rest in peace Deputy Jordan. Your work on earth is over and you are in Gods Care now Deputy.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

October 17, 2005

No hero should be without a reflection. Deputy Jordan's selfless sacrafice and courage are still remembered and even after nearly a quarter century his value and worth is still missed.


Olen M. Young/Chief of Police
Wauneta PD

April 4, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Jordan,
On today, the 23rd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cheatham County.


April 4, 2005

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