Fallen Mooresville Officer Honored During Procession
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A sea of blue, as a procession brought Mooresville police officer Jordan Sheldon’s body from the medical examiner’s office in Charlotte to a funeral home in Concord on Tuesday.
“Oh, it was so emotional,” says onlooker Maria Morales.
Friends, fellow officers, and strangers looked on as the procession passed under a giant American flag.
People stopped on the side of the road to watch.
Morales brought her six-year-old son.
“So he could see how we are grateful for everything that the police officers, firemen do for us,” she explains.
At the funeral home in Concord, officers saluted as a flag-draped coffin emerged.
“It’s a shame. It’a true shame,” says friend Evan Workman.
Workman went to high school with Officer Sheldon and wanted to support friends and family.
“It makes you reflect on life. It makes you understand, you know, how fragile everything is,” he explains.
Officer Sheldon died after a suspect opened fire during a traffic stop late Saturday night.
The governor has ordered flags across the state to remain at half-staff through sunset on Friday.
There are signs of support throughout Mooresville. There are blue ribbons in front yards and on street signs.
Outside the Mooresville Police Department, Boy Scouts lined up to pay their respects, and got thanks from officers.