On August 8, 2004, Chicago Police Officer Michael P. Gordon, #18751, and his partner were near the end of their shift in the Harrison District on the city’s west-side. At 5:45 a.m., the officers were driving through the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Sacramento Boulevard when their squad car was hit by an intoxicated, unlicensed, undocumented driver who disregarded a red light. The force of the collision caused both officers to be ejected from their squad car and the impact caused fatal injuries to Officer Gordon -- his End of Watch: 08 AUG 2004.
Fifteen years later, we have not forgotten Michael P. Gordon, #18751, or the sacrifice he made that August morning. On March 2, 2019, I am racing Ironman New Zealand in memory of Mike. I know Mike, his family, and friends will give me the mental and physical strength needed to accomplish this 140.6 mile journey.
The mission of the Michael P. Gordon Memorial Foundation, a qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization, is to carry on the memory of Officer Mike Gordon and continue his service to the community by improving public safety and providing financial assistance to deserving individuals and charitable organizations.