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‘A huge loss for the entire community:’ Bellevue motorcycle officer dies after Monday collision

BELLEVUE, Wash. — A motorcycle officer with the Bellevue Police Department was killed Monday after colliding with a car while on duty, according to police.

Bellevue police contacted the Washington State Patrol just after 10 a.m. to investigate the collision in the 500 block of Bellevue Way Southeast.

“It was determined that the Bellevue police motorcycle Officer Jordan Jackson was traveling northbound on Bellevue Way and a vehicle entered Bellevue Way SE from a parking lot on the east side of the road which the motorcycle officer struck,” WSP Trooper Rick Johnson said in a news release Monday night.

He was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he later died.

Johnson said that so far, the investigation has shown that impairment and speed were not factors in the crash.

Jackson, 34, had been a member of the Bellevue Police Department since 2018.

Jackson spent two years on the force, before transferring to the traffic unit as a motorcycle officer.

“We are devastated by Officer Jackson’s tragic death,” said Bellevue Police Chief Wendell Shirley. “Our hearts go out to his wife, two children, his family and friends, and extended BPD family as they grieve. This is a huge loss for the entire community.”

Before joining the Bellevue Police Department, Jackson was an EMT, volunteer firefighter and a member of the King County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteer K-9 Unit.

He was recently honored as employee of the quarter “for his excellent quality of work and service to the community,” according to Bellevue police.

“(He was) a very good rider, probably better than I was, and a family guy (with) two cute kids, and to have all that taken away in an instant, it’s devastating,” said Brad Estill, a retired Bellevue police officer.

Estill told KIRO 7′s Ryan Simms that when he retired, it was Officer Jackson who took his place.

“We’re a small department, we’re a family, we knew each other,” said Estill.

Jackson grew up in Spokane, graduated from Issaquah High School and Central Washington University.

He is survived by his wife and two young children.

Both directions of Bellevue Way between Southeast Wolverine Way and Southeast 6th Street were closed while detectives investigated the scene.

The WSP Major Accident Investigation Team is continuing to investigate. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to contact the WSP.

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