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Special Agent Hector Jordan, a Supervisory Special 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, Special 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 Special Agent in 1965 and after the consolidation in July 1968, an agent with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. During Special 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, Aurora, Illinois, in 1952. He attended the Institute of Applied Science in Chicago, Illinois, studying criminalistics. Special Agent Jordan was survived by his wife, Ofelia; a daughter, Marsha Christin; his parents, Alfredo C. and Jessusita Escareno Jordan; a sister, Bertha Jordan Maley; and a brother, Alfredo C. Jordan, Jr.

The Survivors Benefit Fund is not part of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) but, instead, is a private 501(c)(3) organization that supports the families of DEA agents, employees, and task force officers who gave their lives in the line-of-duty. Neither the DOJ nor DEA approves, endorses, or authorizes the Survivors Benefit Fund, its materials, or its fundraising efforts.