COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - More than a decade after a Colorado Springs police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty the department is making sure his memory lives on.
Wednesday marked 12 years since Officer Kenneth Jordan was shot and killed while serving the community. He was backing up an officer during a traffic stop of a suspected drunk driver on Fountain Boulevard just after 11 at night on Dec. 5, 2006. When officer Jordan and the second backup officer approached the vehicle the suspect started shooting. Officer Jordan was taken to the hospital where he died from his wounds. The other backup officer returned fire and seriously injured the suspect.
The suspect pleaded guilty to Officer Jordan's murder in 2008 and was sentenced to life in prison plus 167 years.
Officer Jordan had served with the Colorado Springs Police Department for six years. He is survived by his parents and sister.