Billy Graham Chaplains Mourn with NC Community After Officer Shooting

By   •   May 6, 2019

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) deployed to Mooresville, North Carolina, following the deadly shooting of a Mooresville police officer on May 4.
Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was shot during a traffic stop and died after being taken to a nearby hospital. Several crisis-trained chaplains attended a vigil held in his honor on May 5. Less than 40 miles north of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters, the deployment hits close to home. This marks the chaplains' second shooting deployment within a week—both in the Charlotte area. The first happened on the campus of UNC Charlotte.
“Our hearts are heavy to hear of yet another police officer tragically killed while serving his community,” RRT Assistant Director Josh Holland said. “The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has been invited to offer prayer and support to the Mooresville Police Department and all those impacted by this devastating event.”
Losing a fellow officer is unimaginably difficult. Did you know the RRT specifically has a field of ministry dedicated to law enforcement? Learn more.
Much loved by the community, Officer Jordan Sheldon’s patrol SUV was covered with flowers, flags and other mementos.
"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." —Revelation 21:4
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