BELLEVUE, Wash. - A Bellevue Police motorcycle officer has died following a crash on Monday morning.
According to police, a motorcycle officer was heading north on Bellevue Way Monday morning when he was hit by a white car. The officer was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital.
Several hours after the crash, officer Jordan Jackson, 34, died from his injuries.
Police and fire crews closed the road down between SE Wolverine Way and SE 6th St while they investigated.
Jackson has been with the Bellevue Police Department since 2018. He transferred to the traffic unit as a motorcycle officer.
Officials with Bellevue Police say Jackson also worked as an EMT, a firefighter, and worked with King County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue.
He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Monday night, dozens of officers from several departments stood outside Harborview Medical Center.
FOX 13 News spoke to Brad Estill, a retired officer with Bellevue Police, who says he worked with Jackson.
"As soon as I heard Jordan had been in a bad crash I had to come here. I knew him. He, I think he even took my place in the motor unit when I left. A very good rider, probably better than I was. A family guy, two cute kids," he said.
Estill says he came out to show support for his brothers and sisters in law enforcement, but also for Jordan's wife and kids.
"I really feel for them, because those kids will grow up not know their dad except for the photographs," he said.
Washington State Patrol said Jackson was hit by a vehicle leaving a parking lot onto Bellevue Way SE. WSP say it does not appear that speed or impairment were factors in the crash.
"We are devastated by Officer Jackson’s tragic death," said 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."