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Sheriff Lon Jordan (1939-44)

Lon Jordan was a popular three term sheriff in Maricopa County, who sponsored the first FBI training school in the valley. He established a two-way radio hookup to the Highway Patrol’s station KNGG; initiated the Maricopa Mounted Posse; and formed a 12 man, 12 plane Sheriff’s Air Patrol for civil defense. He died of leukemia at age 50.