Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Victoria police officer dies after laying in a coma since 1987

Victoria police officer dies after laying in a coma since 1987

Victoria police Const. Ian Jordan was responding to reports of a break-in on September 22, 1987, when his police cruiser slammed into another responding unit. He remained unconscious until he passed away on Wednesday night.

Prosecutors say Velez was working as a bilingual teacher's aide at Clark Elementary School in 2015 when she had sex with the student. W for a report of a break-and-enter. Retired Sgt. Ole Jorgensen, the other responding officer and a close friend of Jordan's, suffered a serious leg injury in the crash.

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Jordan, who was 35 at the time, was supposed to be on his way home when the call came into headquarters.

The elderly resident told police he was awakened by the sound of an intruder in his bedroom. Jorgensen has since retired.

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The incident resulted in changes to traffic light control along Douglas Street and the creation of the police department's Criminal Incident Stress Management (CISM) team, which assists officers and staff after traumatic events. Details will be announced at a later date.

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