GPD officer shot and killed in the line of duty


Griffin Police Officer Kevin Jordan was shot and killed in the line of duty Saturday morning.
Jordan, who had served with the GPD for four years, was working security at the Waffle House on North Expressway when the incident occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m.
According to GPD Lt. Mike Richardson, Jordan was working a security detail and was in the parking lot when a Waffle House employee informed him three customers appeared to be intoxicated and were creating a disturbance inside.
Jordan entered the restaurant and began to move outside the three subjects now identified as Michael Bowman, born in 1983, of Griffin; Tyler Taylor, born in 1991; and Chantell Mixon.
Officials say the disturbance intensified as they were being removed from the restaurant and once outside, Mixon allegedly became more belligerent.
“As he (Jordan) tried to place her (Mixon) in handcuffs, she resisted and began to fight with Jordan. They fell to the ground, struggling, and Bowman approached and shot Jordan multiple times in the back,” Richardson said. “Seeing all that, Kevin Jordan’s brother, who had stopped by to see his brother and has a carry permit, shot the suspect in defense of his brother.”
Jordan was wearing body armor. It is unknown how many bullets struck and pierced the officer’s armor.
After being shot, the suspect continued to struggle and was attempting to regain control of his firearm. A civilian on the scene kicked Bowman’s weapon out of the suspect’s reach and then used Jordan’s radio to call out, “Officer down.”
As the disturbance had intensified, Jordan had already requested backup, and Sgt. Daniel Jett arrived on the scene less than one minute after the civilian called out for help. Jett and additional GPD personnel administered CPR.
Jordan was transported to the emergency room of Spalding Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Bowman was also transported to Spalding Regional before being transferred by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center approximately three hours later.
As of 10 a.m., Bowman’s condition was described as critical and unstable.
Richardson said the investigation has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and said the GPD is assisting in any way possible.
Kevin Jordan had served with the Griffin Police Department for four years. He leaves behind seven children.


  1. The 250 pound black cop got called a n*** and started beating on a 115 pound girl.. He became too aggressive, and her boyfriend took action.

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