In Honor & Memory of
Officer Michael Patrick "Flash" Gordon
Porter County Sheriff's Department
End of Watch: Augest 8, 2004
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Officer Michael " Flash Gordon
Chicago Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, August 8, 2004
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: 18751
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: Sunday, August 8, 2004
Weapon Used: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect Info: Killed in collision
Officer Michael Gordon was killed when the squad car he was riding in was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.
Officer Gordon and his partner were on patrol as they approached the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Sacramento Avenue. When they entered the intersection, a vehicle struck the squad car. Both officers were ejected.
Officer Gordon was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His partner was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and listed in critical condition.
The driver of the other vehicle died during surgery from injuries sustained in the collision. Test results showed he had a blood alcohol level of .177, which is over twice the legal limit in Illinois.
Officer Gordon is a two year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and was assigned to the Harrison District Station. He previously served for two years as a police officer with the Riverside, Illinois Police Department, and as a military police officer in the U.S. Army.
Officer Gordon is survived by his wife, four children, and parents. Officer Gordon’s father is a retired assistant chief of the Riverside Police Department. One of Officer Gordon's brothers is a police officer with the Broadview, Illinois Police Department, and he has two cousins serving with the Chicago Police Department; one a lieutenant, and one who is also a police officer.
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