On Monday, April 7, law enforcement officials said goodbye to one of their brothers in blue as they came together to lay former Chief of Police Monroe Jordan to rest at Middleton Cemetery.
A Sea of Blue was conducted in Jordan’s honor by law enforcement, in spite of the rain, on Sunday night as they rode from the Hardeman County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) in Bolivar down Highway 125 toward Middleton and returned to the CJC.
Jordan served as Chief of Police in Middleton as well as being an officer for the Whiteville Police Department and Bolivar Police Department during his law enforcement career.
“Monroe was a fine, fine man. He was a dedicated public servant,” said Steve Hale. “He had a light hearted spirit. From my first day in Hardeman County he treated me with respect and always met me with humor. May Christ welcome him to life eternal.”
Jordan had over 40 years of law enforcement experience in Hardeman County and is remembered as being fair, honest, and always ready at a moment’s notice to respond when a need arose. He began his career in 1967 and retired in 2006.
Jordan was often remembered for going out on after-hours calls in his overalls and his gun belt. He helped to train many officers who are currently in leadership within Hardeman County law enforcement today.
“It was an honor to be a part of honoring a man who gave his life to law enforcement,” said John Doolen, Hardeman County Sheriff.
When he was awarded the Hardeman County Person of the Year award, Jordan sent a message to everyone in the county who voted for him regarding his appreciation for them and love for the county.
“You just don’t know how much I appreciate this,” said Jordan.
Jordan was a veteran of the United States Army.