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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L.A.B.LOUISIANA
L.A.B.LOUISIANA

ANOTHER OF OUR LAW OFFICERS KILLED.SEEMS THIS HAPPENS EACH DAY..MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL,,THANKS FOR GIVING US ALL THE PROTECTION YOU CAN...MY LATE HUSBAND WAS A CAREER LAW-MAN..THIS REALLY IS SO,SO,SAD...

L.A.B.LOUISIANA
L.A.B.LOUISIANA

I REALLY HOPE NO-ONE DARES SAY ANYTHING ABOUT POLICE USING BRUTAL FORCE TO ME....OUR OFFICERS ARE AT WAR.TRYING TO PROTECT US..GOD PLEASE B LESS ALL OF OUR OFFICERS,IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

Resa
Resa

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SERVICE. REST IN PEACE

dorisanne
dorisanne

RIP. Thank you for your service.. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

VicG
VicG

Condolences to family and department. Rest in Peace Brother...

prophetess anna
prophetess anna

Officer Cordova, your life mattered, IT REALLY DID!!!!! May I send my sincerest sympathies, to, Officer Cordova's family, both blood and blue. How sad----why do these terrible things have to happen, why?????

BLM-NZ
BLM-NZ

RIP Officer

Snooker
Snooker

I want to know more about those people videoing the officer!!

rltnspd
rltnspd

I too wore the badge. Retired in 2009. Now have health issues. God bless Officer Cordova's family and those in his department and everywhere. We all need blessings of safety and health!