Bellevue motorcycle officer dies following traffic collision
Bellevue police are mourning the loss of one of their motorcycle officers following a fatal collision with a car early Monday.
Officer Jordan Jackson was riding northbound in the 500 block of Bellevue Way SE around 10 a.m. A car exiting a parking lot struck him on the road.
Jackson suffered life-threatening injuries and was quickly taken to Harborview Medical Center where he passed away.
Washington State Patrol is investigating the collision. So far, troopers have determined that neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor in the incident, and neither was speed.
“We are devastated by Officer Jackson’s tragic death,” Chief Wendell Shirley said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to his wife, two children, his family and friends, and extended BPD family as they grieve. This is a huge loss for the entire community.”
Jackson, 34, started working at the Bellevue Police Department in 2018. He has served on the traffic unit since 2020. During that time, he earned employee of the quarter.
Prior to joining BPD, Jackson worked as an EMT and also a volunteer firefighter. He also volunteered on the King County Sheriff's Search and Rescue K-9 unit. According to BPD, Jackson graduated from Issaquah High School and Central Washington University. He is survived by a wife and two children.