About Jordan

 

There could never be enough space to fully describe 

who Jordan Harris Sheldon was.

 

Jordan was born March 4th, 1987 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Bethel Elementary school where he played soccer and baseball and J.N. Fries middle school. Jordan graduated from Central Cabarrus High School where he played football. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice. He completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at Central Piedmont Community College in 2013 where he received the Top Marksman Award and also the highest score on the state exam. He joined the Mooresville Police Department later that year. Jordan was a member of the Honor Guard and served on the department’s Special Response Team. In 2015, he was appointed to the K-9 unit, working with K9 Loki.

Upon Loki’s retirement, Officer Sheldon took on a new K9 partner, Ramon. He was a man dedicated to his career and took great pride in constantly doing the right thing, both on and off the job. 

 

    Jordan was known for being a good samaritan his entire life - protecting others from bullies in school, being kind to strangers, and going out of his way to help others. Given his integrity and passion, it is not surprising that he chose law enforcement as a career. Jordan was happy, kind, thoughtful, objective, charismatic, and easy going. Some of Jordan's best qualities were his quick wit and outstanding sense of humor. He was an avid cook and also enjoyed traveling. He was loved by everyone who knew him and always saw the best in everyone - giving each person he met a fair evaluation.

On May 4th, 2019, Jordan was murdered by the driver of the vehicle during a routine traffic stop. He was 32 years old.

In his untimely death, Jordan left behind a family who adored him, the love of his life, and his dogs who he loved like his own children: K9 Ramon, retired K9 Loki, and his personal dog Rampage.

About Sheldon's K9s

Sheldon's K9s was born out of a deep-rooted desire to honor Jordan and continue his legacy of hard work, service, and commitment to the community. During a conversation in 2017, Jordan expressed his intent to do more to bring the community and the K9s together. He wanted the dogs to be cared for, mentioning ideas like purchasing 

bulletproof vests for the K9 team.

 

Sheldon's K9s seeks to make those dreams a reality.  It is in this way Jordan can continue to make an impact for decades to come. Not only is the goal to provide support to the Mooresville Police Department and surrounding agencies, but also to serve as a model organization for bridging the gap between communities and K9 units.

Our mission, proudly displayed on our home page, outlines exactly who we are and what we will continue to do. 

This is for you, Jordan. 

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