B.C. police officer dies 30 years after car accident put him in a coma

A police officer Const. Ian Jordan in Victoria has died after spending 30 years in a coma following an on-duty car crash. Jordan was racing to the scene of a break-and-enter when his car collided with another police vehicle early on Sept. 22, 1987.
Image Credit: THE CANADIA PRESS/HO-Victoria Police Department

VICTORIA - A police officer in Victoria has died after spending 30 years in a coma following an on-duty car crash.

The Victoria Police Department says in a news release that Const. Ian Jordan was racing to the scene of a break-and-enter when his car collided with another police vehicle early on Sept. 22, 1987.

Injuries sustained in the crash left Jordan in a coma.

He remained unconcious until his death last night.

The police deparment says the accident resulted in the creation of a "trauma team," which helps officers and staff after traumatic incidents.

A funeral with full police honours is being planned.


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