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Supervisory Special Agent Hector Jordan

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1970

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Reflections for Supervisory Special Agent Hector Jordan

"Blue Courage" is all about your life, sir. The life lessons you taught your family are alive and well nearly half a century after your passing. That is quite extraordinary.

Lieutenant Mike Nevin
San Francisco Police Dept.

June 24, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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.

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Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 13, 2013

Dear friend: Fondly, I very vividly remember our working days in Guadalajara, Mexico and Miami, Florida in 1970 s and until my last days as there are coming soon, in 2011, I have fondly memories of you....despite your early demise. God Bless. Your pal. Ralph

Former Secial Agent
BNDD- Fellow Agent

May 22, 2011

"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 19, 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 tr

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

January 19, 2008

We remember you today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

Uncle Bobby,

The lasting impression you've graced our family with is truly something I hold dear to my heart. Your spirit, honor, morals, tradition, and love of life remain a very tangible characteristic within our family. I only wish I could have met you in life, such an individual to share a lineage with is something many generations of families are never graced with. I can only hope and aspire to affect those individuals around me in the lasting way that you have. Your spirits lives on through your family and you will always be remembered.

Uncle Bobby, we will all be together soon.
I love You

Todd

Michael Nila
Nephew

May 7, 2007

May you rest in peace, brother. I'd still fondly remember our times working in Mexico.

S/A Ralph Castillo
Former DEA co-worker and friend

October 6, 2006

Uncle Bobby:
On May 19th, 2006 The Aurora Hispanic Heritage Advisory Board and the Aurora Police Department dedicated the street where you lived Hector Jordan Way! Many attended in remembrance of a man who left us a legacy to live by and cherish. You will continue to inspire us all. We love you,
Dee

Delia Nila Basile
Neice

May 26, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir!

January 2, 2006

It doesn't say whether your assailants were apprehended. I hope so. Unfortunately, the world
hasn't gotten any safer in spite of
the efforts by law enforcement. Your
death was cruel, but your fine reputation lives on.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

June 18, 2005

I never met you but I have seen the impact you have made on those you did touch. You were a remarkable person who left us way too soon.

God bless you.

John Perkins - Deputy Chief of Police
Aurora Police Department

February 16, 2005

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

A hero never dies.....

God bless, hero. Rest in peace.

October 14, 2004

You legacy has inspired me throughout my 29 year career and continues to inspire police officers around the world. As I speak to police about honoring our profession and the nobility of their calling I can see your inlfuence ignite their passion. Your story is still being told, and your legend lives on!

Cmdr. Michael J. Nila (Ret.)
Aurora ILL Police Dept.

May 12, 2004

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


POMFCC

March 9, 2004

You made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. We are proud of you and thankful for all of your service. May God bless you and your family. AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

February 6, 2004

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