Mooresville K-9 Officer Killed in Line of Duty Given Final Salute

Andrew Tetreault

More than 2,000 law enforcement officers from across the country paid tribute to fallen officer Jordan Harris Sheldon.

More than 2,000 law enforcement vehicles from across the United States traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, Friday November 10, 2019, to bring a fallen Mooresville Police Department K-9 Officer home after being killed in the Line of Duty Saturday night. Sheldon, 32, who was a K-9 Officer with the Mooresville Police Department in Mooresville, North Carolina, joined the force in 2013. Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon was conducting a traffic stop on West Plaza Drive in Mooresville Saturday night when he was fatally shot by a suspect.

On Friday family, friends and hundreds of law enforcement personnel gathered at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina to remember the life and service of Jordan Sheldon. Sheldon was well loved in the community according to community members and mourners who attended the service Friday. Officer Sheldon had been with the K-9 unit of Mooresville Police Department for six years.

Following the services at Calvary Church, thousands of officers and police cruisers escorted Officer Sheldon back to the Mooresville Police Department in a procession that comprised of over 2,500 official vehicles. Community members including the youngest residents from around Charlotte, Mooresville, and every town in between, lined the interstate and side streets saluting Officer Sheldon, some with hands on their hearts as the procession drove past.