The Orlando Police Department
and the Orlando Community are mourning the tragic loss of Officer Alfred L.
Alfred Louis Gordon grew up in
Port Gibson, Mississippi. He spent his early years in the Clairbrorne County
Public Schools Mississippi. He went on to graduate from Alcorn State University
where he played the tuba in the marching band. After graduating from Alcorn
State University in Mississippi, Gordon enlisted in the US Army were he served
for 11 years.
Alfred Gordon joined the
Orlando Police Department family in January 1989 after concluding his service
with the US Army. A family centered individual, Officer Gordon left the US Army
in 1988 in order to settle down and raise his three children Louis, Kim and
Alexandria without frequent moves. He wanted them to have a home where they
could lay down roots.
In his 18 years with the
Orlando Police Department, Officer Gordon filled many roles. In 1991, he was
assigned to the Homicide Unit and spent the next two years helping to solve
Orlando’s most heinous crimes. After leaving the homicide unit, Officer Gordon
spent time working in the Patrol Division. In 2001, Officer Gordon transferred
to the Orlando International Airport. He quickly became friends with co-workers
Officer Gordon received more
than 50 awards and certificates that ranged from United Way to FEMA awards. In
March 1997, Officer Gordon received an Award of Commendation when he risked his
life by jumping into a lake to rescue a citizen trapped inside a sinking
vehicle. He was recognized by the Outstanding Young Men of America
and served in the U.S. Army as
a Military Police Officer. Officer Gordon also volunteered as a member of the
Honor Guard for the Fallen Soldier Program that meets coffins of fallen military
personnel arriving in Orlando.
Officer Gordon spent much of
his time working with his church. He was a member of the Pine Hills Community
Church where he served as a Deacon and also sang in the choir.