Covina PD Mourns Loss of Officer Jordan Corder PDF Print E-mail

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The funeral for fallen Covina Police Officer Jordan Corder was held Tuesday October 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church in the City of Pomona, and was followed by a procession to Covina's Forest Lawn Memorial Park where a graveside service with full police honors was conducted. Officer Corder's death resulted from an on-duty traffic collision in the City of Covina on September 30, 2014 at 1:55pm. Officer Corder is a second generation Covina Police Officer who has been an officer since 2007. Officer Corder leaves behind his father, Mark Corder, a retired Covina Police Captain, his mother Diane and his sister Melissa Coterel, who is a Police Dispatcher for the Ontario Police Department.

Jordan was a seven year law enforcement veteran and was assigned to the Traffic Division as a Motorcycle Officer, a position he coveted. Jordan developed his expertise in traffic enforcement, collision and DUI investigations. Officer Corder was recognized earlier this year by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), earning the "Century Award", for making 107 DUI arrests during calendar year 2013.

Jordan was an outstanding officer, a true professional and a great friend to many, and will be deeply missed. 

Jordan Corder Memorial Fund

The department has received an enormous amount of support from the community and our extended Law Enforcment family. Many generous donation offers have been received. Donations can be made to the Jordan Corder Memorial Fund c/o Police Association of Covina PO Box 349 Covina, CA 91723. Questions can be directed to Det. Ryan Davis at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

“All donations will go to facilitate memorializing Officer Jordan Corder on the Covina Police Memorial, Los Angeles County Peace Officers' Memorial, California Peace officers' Memorial, and National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial. Additionally, monies will be spent to assist Jordan’s family members who have traveled from outside the area for the funeral and for subsequent memorial events.” 

PAC Vice President Ryan Davis.

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Thank you from Covina PD

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The Covina Police Department extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone from our outstanding community for your tremendous support as we honored our fallen brother, Officer Jordan Corder. It was important for us to properly honor Jordan, who was committed to the safety of all residents and visitors to the city he grew up in.

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Seeing the many residents and business people lining the streets to pay respects and say farewell was incredible to see. We know many in the community had to endure the inconvenience of road closures in order to send Jordan off properly, and the patience demonstrated by our community was phenomenal. Thank you! 



Sergeant Scott Hanson PDF Print E-mail

Ca_Mem-wreathOn July 3, 2006, the Covina Police Department laid to rest Sergeant Scott Hanson.  Sergeant Hanson was the first Covina Police Department officer to die in the line of duty as the result of a collision that occurred on August 14, 2003.  Sergeant Hanson fought valiantly for almost three years before succumbing to the injuries he sustained in the collision.  He was a 20 year veteran of the Covina Police Department.

Scott Hanson was a true hero. He participated in the many events at Barranca Elementary School that included The Egg Drop, The Family Camp Out, and Reading with the Kids. He also helped organize the disaster training for the staff in the auditorium and encouraged participation between the school and police department.  He often showed up in uniform as he could only stay a short time; however his presence was always welcomed by the children and parents.  He had a group of kids he called his "lambs".  He watched out for them like a guardian. Since his children, Andrew and Sarah, both attended Barranca School, he often showed up to games or school projects in uniform.  His presence instilled in the children that the sight of a police officer was a friend and not a threat.  His gentle nature welcomed everyone, including the homeless. One day, at a local church, Scott assisted a homeless man into the bathroom to get cleaned up. Actions such as these captured the compassion of a man who was dedicated to serving the community with honor and integrity.

There are many organizations that support fallen officers...

National Peace Officers Memorial

Concerns of Police Survivors

California Peace Officers Memorial (Cal Peace Of Mem Fund)

Los Angeles County Peace Officers Memorial