Agent Hector Jordan, a supervisory 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, Agent Jordan had been a patrolman and then detective on the Aurora, Illinois, Police Department from 1956 until he joined the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1965. After the consolidation of federal agencies in July 1968, Jordan became an agent with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
During 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 Aurora High School in Aurora, Illinois, in 1952. He attended the Institute of Applied Science in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied criminalistics. Agent Jordan was survived by his wife, Ofelia; a daughter, Marsha Christin; his parents, Alfredo C. and Jessusita Escareno; one sister, Berta Jordan Maley; and one brother, Alfredo C., Jr.