A Bellevue police officer has died from injuries he suffered Monday morning in a collision that closed Bellevue Way Southeast in both directions for several hours, according to the Bellevue Police Department.
The officer, Jordan Jackson, 34, was on duty and driving a motorcycle north on Bellevue Way Southeast when a white car that pulled out of a parking lot on the east side of the road struck the motorcycle near 500 Bellevue Way S.E., just south of downtown.
Jackson was taken to Harborview Medical Center and later died of his injuries, according to the Bellevue Police Department.
The investigation, thus far, has determined that neither speed nor impairment was a factor in the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol, which was called in to investigate the crash.
Jackson joined the Police Department in March 2018. Two years ago he became a member of the department’s traffic unit as a motorcycle officer, according to the department. He was recently honored as employee of the quarter, the department said.
“We are devastated by Officer Jackson’s tragic death,” police Chief Wendell Shirley said in a statement. “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 becoming a police officer, Jackson was an emergency medical technician, volunteer firefighter and a member of the King County Sheriff’s Office volunteer search-and-rescue unit.
Jackson graduated from Issaquah High School and Central Washington University, according to the department’s statement.
Funeral arrangements will be announced when they are finalized, police said.
Bellevue Way Southeast, which closed between Southeast Wolverine Way and Southeast Eighth Street, reopened at about 1:30 p.m., Bellevue police said. The investigation into the accident is continuing.