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Annual Ken Jordan Awards recognize excellence in DUI enforcement

Ken Jordan Awards
Posted at 10:26 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 00:26:55-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The 14th annual Ken Jordan Awards were held Tuesday night in Colorado Springs.

The awards recognize officers' excellence in DUI enforcement. They are named after fallen Colorado Springs Officer, Ken Jordan.

Jordan was shot and killed while pulling over a drunk driver in December of 2006.

The award was created by the Pikes Peak DUI Task Force to honor Jordan's life and so that officers could acknowledge individual peers who put in extra effort to prevent drunk driving.

This year's recipient spoke to News 5 about the award's namesake.

"It's dedicated to a young man that was a hero, a friend, a brother, and fellow law enforcement officer who recognized this crime in our community and he dedicated his life to it," said Sgt. Cliff Porter.