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Griffin [GA] officer shot and killed at Waffle House
Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 31, 2014 | Greg Bluestein, Rodney Thrash

Posted on 05/31/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A 43-year-old Griffin police officer and father of seven was shot and killed outside of a Waffle House early this morning while working an off-duty security job in full uniform, authorities said.

Three suspects are in custody after the shooting death of Officer Kevin Jordan, an ex-Marine who had been with the Griffin Police Department for four years and often worked security at the restaurant on weekend nights, police spokesman Mike Richardson said.

The altercation began when two men and a woman who allegedly caused a disturbance at a Waffle House on U.S. 19 were asked to leave the restaurant around 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Richardson said. A fight broke out after Jordan got them outside and tried to handcuff 28-year-old Chantell Mixon, he said.

Jordan was on the ground trying to restrain Mixon when another man shot him at least three times in the back, and one of the bullets cut through Jordan’s bulletproof vest, Richardson said. Police identified the suspected gunman as 30-year-old Michael D. Bowman.

Jordan’s brother, Raymond Jordan, was in the parking lot when the gunfire erupted and shot Bowman, Richardson said. The brother is a civilian who had a permit to carry a gun and was at the restaurant to visit Jordan, police said.

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If the facts are as stated in the story this is really messed up.

Thanks to Gefn for the link.

1 posted on 05/31/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; KoRn; DocRock; Gefn; miss marmelstein; JSteff; TADSLOS; FreedomPoster; LucyT; ...
Not a happy ping today.


FReepmail me or KoRn to get on or off the Waffle House Ping List.

2 posted on 05/31/2014 1:33:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Chantell”?

Okay.

So sorry for the cop and his family.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 1:34:41 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ugh. Poor man.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 1:35:28 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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I never would have guessed that there was a Waffle House ping list.
I think I would avoid restaurants that require armed security.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 1:37:38 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Salamander; miss marmelstein

Cold-blooded murder, for sure.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 1:38:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Am I the only one who is learning to hate my own country? I’ve grown so alienated from the violence, political correctness and government control, I don’t know where to turn...


7 posted on 05/31/2014 1:39:19 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Salamander

Photos unexpectedly seem like white perps.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 1:40:14 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I just hate the human race. Saves time.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 1:40:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
FR’s “the cop probably had it coming” brigade appears in 3...2...1....
12 posted on 05/31/2014 1:41:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I used to love my fellow Americans. Well, I can still love our beloved military.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 1:43:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: TigersEye
Thread History

Action User Date/Time
Append keyword "donutwatch"
TigersEye
05/31/2014 1:39:08 PM PDT

Any particular reason for the keyword?

14 posted on 05/31/2014 1:43:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Gay State Conservative

When a cop commits an atrocity, I speak out about it. When an atrocity is committed against a cop, I speak out it. If the facts are as given, this situation is the latter.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 1:47:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I just hate the human race. Saves time.

That is a great time saver...thanks!

16 posted on 05/31/2014 1:47:32 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

I hate you.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 1:50:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
'He leaves behind seven children.'

Rip, Mr. Jordan.

18 posted on 05/31/2014 1:50:37 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Slings and Arrows
If the story from the Atlanta Urinal & Constipation is to be believed, this is a shootout between a LEO and two CCW license holders plus two others.
A shootout between two permit holders may be one of the rarest shooting ever. I have never heard of it happening. I sure would like to hear the final accounting. Godspeed Officer Kevin Jordan and prayers for his family.
19 posted on 05/31/2014 1:53:03 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Admin Moderator; TigersEye
Any particular reason for the keyword?

I can't speak for Tiger's Eye, but I use the keyword to alert people to good and bad stories about cops.

Any particular reason for an Admin Mod to question the use of a particular keyword...on an open thread?

20 posted on 05/31/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: Rio

Yeah. Who knew a Waffle House needed armed seucrity?

Probably in an Amish neighborhood.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 1:57:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Prayers for Officer Kevin Jordan’s family and friends. May Officer Kevin Jordan Rest in Peace.


22 posted on 05/31/2014 1:58:02 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Tupelo
A shootout between two permit holders may be one of the rarest shooting ever. I have never heard of it happening. I sure would like to hear the final accounting.

You and me both. If the facts are as stated, the Left and their MSM propaganda arm will paint these scumbags as credentialed ambassadors of the NRA and the Tea Party. (There are no Leftist criminals, only "disturbed individuals" and "isolated incidents.")

23 posted on 05/31/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Admin Moderator; Gay State Conservative

GSC caled it in post 12.

This is an anti-cop website.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 1:59:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Any particular reason for an Admin Mod to question the use of a particular keyword...on an open thread?

BTTT


25 posted on 05/31/2014 2:00:07 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: Slings and Arrows

Back, when I lived in Atalanta 15 years ago, it was common knowledge not to hang out at Waffle Houses or IHOP’s at night.

Wonder why he was working security there?

Those places were bad news then and apparently still are.

Secret: it’s where the Amish go after hours.

(Another secret: apparently the Amish don’t go near Original Pancake Houses and so it’s OK to hang out there.)


26 posted on 05/31/2014 2:01:24 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: F15Eagle

Who is that photo of? Couldn’t tell on my iPhone.


27 posted on 05/31/2014 2:01:49 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I never knew there was a Waffle House ping list. I must belong!


28 posted on 05/31/2014 2:02:36 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Mouton; F15Eagle
?


29 posted on 05/31/2014 2:02:40 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor man. Poor family. This is tragic.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Rio

Back when I lived in Myrtle Beach, the local WH only had security (unarmed) during Bike Week. The rest of the year, security was provided by a grill op with a meat cleaver. It’s the location. (And for the record, it might not be in an “Amish” neighborhood. Plenty of white tweakers.)


31 posted on 05/31/2014 2:04:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You JBLs are so pathetic. Yes, some of us FReepers speak out against militarized thugcops who abuse citizens in numerous ways. But we also support good officers.

In this case, the officer was clearly doing his job and some POS killed him. I hope that POS (who was shot by the officer’s brother) dies. Either now or on the chair.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 2:05:23 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Prayers to the family. May God bless them.


33 posted on 05/31/2014 2:05:41 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Admin Moderator

Yes, of course. The thread is about a police officer. Any particular reason for questioning it?


34 posted on 05/31/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: x1stcav

It’s the location more than anything else. I’ve spent a lot of late nights at the Awful Waffle, and only once did I even see a fight. (Instigator was a drunk white kid, BTW. Server immobilized him without breaking a sweat, after which DWK got a trip to the Graybar Hotel.)


35 posted on 05/31/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: miss marmelstein

i don’t hate my country. i hate what certain people have done, are doing, and planning to do to my country.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 2:08:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
Any particular reason for an Admin Mod to question the use of a particular keyword...on an open thread?

Seriously! I've never seen such a strange post as that before. AdminModerators Gone Wild.

37 posted on 05/31/2014 2:08:27 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Responsibility2nd

No, Responsibility, it is an anti-thugcop site. JMHO of course.


38 posted on 05/31/2014 2:08:47 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Salamander

RIP, Officer Jordan.


39 posted on 05/31/2014 2:09:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I hate you.

Well, I'd like to agree; but you are the keeper of the 'kitty ping list, so I have to make an exception...sorry.

40 posted on 05/31/2014 2:09:57 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

When bars empty at 2am, the drunks go sober up at all-night restaurants with coffee and breakfast. Sometimes the nascent bar brawls move to the restaurants.


41 posted on 05/31/2014 2:10:03 PM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So a black guy had a white woman down on the ground in a parking lot, a white guy came to her defense and shot the black guy, and the black guy’s brother (who was hanging around the area) shot the white guy?


42 posted on 05/31/2014 2:10:05 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Salamander
Some more detail.

Authorities: Griffin police officer shot, killed at Waffle House

43 posted on 05/31/2014 2:10:21 PM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This is an anti-cop website.

*************************

Are you saying that Free Republic is an anti-cop website?

44 posted on 05/31/2014 2:11:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is this the cop or what?


45 posted on 05/31/2014 2:11:46 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Rio

My assumption is that at a Waffle House, someone is armed. There was a recent story of a WH in Norcross getting robbed by a man with a pitchfork, and I was surprised he didn’t get shot. That was yet another previous WH story, patrons take out robber.


46 posted on 05/31/2014 2:12:05 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Responsibility2nd

no it’truly’isn’t.

it’s an anti-bad cop website.

this isn’t a bad cop story. i agree with the above poster that we speak out when bad cop stories appear, and also when bad stuff happens to good cops. also when people post good stories about good cops, like the one just recently who saved a little dog on the median of a freeway the other day.

anyone can post either kinds of stories and i’m all for seeing more uplifting ones.


47 posted on 05/31/2014 2:12:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

I think I saw that video advertised on late, late TV.

:)


48 posted on 05/31/2014 2:12:40 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Who knew a Waffle House needed armed seucrity?”

^this^

WTF?


50 posted on 05/31/2014 2:13:16 PM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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