Jordan Jeffrey Corder
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Jordan Jeffrey Corder
  • January 24, 1986 - September 30, 2014
  • Fontana, California

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Jordan Jeffrey Corder was born in San Dimas, CA on January 24, 1986. He grew up in Covina, attended Sonrise Christian School, and graduated from Charter Oak High School in 2004 where he lettered in water polo and swimming. Jordan was an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Notre Dame football.

From an early age Jordan aspired to follow in his father's footsteps and become a police officer. After high school at age 18, Jordan took the first steps to fulfill his career goals, earning a position as a Police Aide with the La Verne Police Department, a position he held for approximately two years. Jordan accepted a position at the Covina Police Department as a Community Service Officer, and soon attained the position of Police Officer, graduating from the Rio Hondo Police Academy, Class# 185. As a Police Officer, Jordan worked in patrol and volunteered to serve as an Explorer Scout advisor. One of Jordan's professional aspirations as an officer was to become a member of the Department's Special Response Team (SWAT), and he ultimately attained appointment to this specialized unit.

Jordan had a high interest in traffic enforcement, especially in the area of apprehending drunk drivers. He became a court-certified expert in DUI recognition and an expert traffic collision investigator. Jordan's excellence in all traffic matters earned him a position in the Traffic Unit as a motorcycle officer, a position he coveted. Jordan's DUI enforcement earned him recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) three consecutive years, including the "Century Award" for arresting more than 100 drunk drivers during calendar year 2013.

On September 30th, 2014, Jordan was tragically killed in an on-duty traffic collision. Jordan is survived by his parents, Diane and Mark Corder, sister Melissa Coterel (Mike Bors), grandmother Patricia Soriero, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many close personal law enforcement friends.

Aside from being an outstanding police officer, Jordan was an outstanding human being. Jordan's quick wit, love of life, and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.