Hero Down: Nogales Police Officer Jesus Cordova Murdered

Officer Jesus Cordova was murdered in Nogales, Arizona on Friday.

Nogales, AZ - Nogales Police Department Officer Jesus Cordova was fatally shot on Friday after responding to a carjacking.

The incident started Friday at around 3 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Drive area when Officer Cordova was responding to a report of a carjacking, according to Nogales International.

The officer saw the suspect vehicle fleeing the area and initiated a traffic stop.

Shots were fired during the traffic stop, leaving the officer critically injured. The suspect fled from the scene.

Videos have surfaced on social media which appear to show people rush in to video the critically injured officer in his patrol car.

The officer's patrol car had numerous gunshot holes in the windshield, both driver's side windows shot out, and the passenger side window shot out, as well as bullet holes in the car's body.

The officer was airlifted to Tuscon in critical condition where he died.

Officers located the suspect and a pursuit started which involved another gunfight and two more carjackings before the suspect was taken into custody near Mariposa Manor Trailer Park, according to Nogales International.

Officer Cordova started his career as a deputy with Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office on 2006 where he became a detective in 2011. He later joined the Nogales police department.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Nogales Police Officer Jesus Cordova, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Officer Jesus Cordova, your life mattered.

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bronx163
bronx163

DEEPEST CONDOLENCES
TO Officer Jesus Cordova family and the
Nogales, AZ
Police Department.

Vprin23512
Vprin23512

His life truly mattered! God look after his family and friends!😢

Betts122
Betts122

May God grant you rest and eternal peace and love Ofc. Cordova! May God bless your family and your brothers in blue and may God keep them safe.

Swjw121050
Swjw121050

RIP Officer Cordova. You gave all you had to give. God bless and keep his family during the terrible days ahead. 🙏🏼

mlgoodw1964
mlgoodw1964

Prayers to his family. It is always hard to hear of such a loss. I too wore the badge for years, and wish I still did, but my age and health no longer allow this. My thoughts are with each and every officer everyday.