BANGOR, Maine — Officer Stephen Jordan, a 25-year veteran of the Bangor police force, will retire on Thursday.

Sgt. Paul Edwards announced in a news release that family, friends and colleagues are invited to attend a gathering for coffee to celebrate Jordan’s career in the department’s training room at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Jordan worked as a patrol officer for his entire career with the Bangor police, beginning in 1988. Prior to that, he worked as communications coordinator for the University of Maine police department and as a patrol officer in Veazie.

Jordan was also an instructor at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and specialized in OUI enforcement. He was also a drug recognition expert and accident reconstructionist.

Jordan will continue to pursue his second career in nursing after his retirement from police work.

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