via The Griffin Police Department
The Griffin Police Department is deeply saddened to announce the shooting death of one of our own, Officer Kevin Jordan. During the early morning hours of May 31, 2014 Officer Jordan was working a security detail at the Waffle House located at 1702 N. Expressway, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia. At approximately 2:20 a.m. three subjects, two males and a female entered the Waffle House and began causing a disturbance. As result of the disturbance the subjects, identified as Michael Bowman, Tyler Taylor, and Chantell Mixon, were asked to leave the restaurant. A verbal altercation ensued that lead to the parking lot. While in the parking lot Officer Jordan attempted to place Chantell Mixon under arrest when a physical altercation occurred. While Officer Jordan was on the ground attempting to place Mixon in handcuffs he was maliciously shot in the back multiple times by Michael Bowman.
During the incident the suspect, Michael Bowman, was shot by the brother of Officer Jordan, Raymond Jordan, who was in the parking lot at the time of the incident. Raymond Jordan has a valid Georgia gun permit and was armed at the time of the incident. Shortly after the shooting several Officers from the Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene. Both Officer Jordan and Bowman were transported to Spalding Regional Medical Center where Officer Jordan was shortly thereafter pronounced dead. Bowman was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where he currently is listed in critical condition. The ongoing investigation has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.
Officer Jordan had been with the Griffin Police Department for four years and was much respected amongst his peers and within the community. This is a tragic loss for the Jordan Family, our Police Department family and the City of Griffin. We are deeply saddened by these
events and send our condolences to the family of Officer Jordan. We request that you keep the Jordan family in your prayers and thoughts as well as our local Law Enforcement community.
Officer Jordan will be greatly missed.
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Tribute Photo courtesy of Rose Borisow GraFx
City of Griffin Police Department
Saturday, May 31, 2014