photo of Hector Jordan
photo of Hector Jordan

Hector Jordan


November 26, 1931 - October 14, 1970

Agent Hector Jordan, a Supervisory Agent with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs died on October 14, 1970, in Chicago, Illinois, from injuries he received in an unprovoked attack by a roving gang of seven assailants. He was 38 years of age at the time of his death.

Adept at undercover work, Agent Jordan had been a patrolman and then a detective on the Aurora, Illinois, Police Department from 1956 until he became a Federal Bureau of Narcotics Agent in 1965 and after the consolidation in July 1968, a agent with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

During Agent Jordan's career, he was recognized for superior performance and outstanding contributions to federal drug law enforcement. Born in El Paso, Texas, he moved to Aurora, Illinois, in 1947, and graduated from East Senior High School in Aurora, Illinois in 1952. He attended the Institute of Applied Science in Chicago, Illinois where he studied criminalistics. Agent Jordan was survived by his wife, Ofelia; a daughter, Marsha Christin; his parents, Alfredo C. and Jessusita Escareno Jordan; a sister, Berta Jordan Maley; and a brother, Alfredo C. Jordan, Jr.

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