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Husband arrested in connection to former Okarche officer death

Vaughn Cannon

By Jacob Sturm

Oklahoma City police officers responded to a domestic disturbance and possible shooting near Sara Road and SW 29th on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Once on scene, officers discovered a woman identified as Jordan Cannon to have been killed. Information provided by the Oklahoma City Police Department, Jordan Cannon had appeared to be shot to death.

At the scene, officers also found the suspect, Vaughn Cannon, and took him into custody. Vaughn was later transported to the Canadian County Jail and booked on a murder complaint.

Investigators, according to released information, learned the couple were engaged in a heated argument when they said Vaughn Cannon shot and killed Jordan.

Both parties were involved with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office as deputies.

Cleveland County Sheriff Chris Amason released a statement on the County Sheriff’s Office facebook page regarding Jordan Cannon’s death.

“We are all heartbroken,” Amason said. “Jordan was a ray of sunshine with a smile that could light up a room. She loved being a deputy sheriff and had a heart for serving others. This is a difficult time for everyone involved, but we will get through this together. I have called in our peer support group, counselors, and our chaplain to help our employees and community get through this difficult time.”

Earlier in her career, Jordan served as a police officer with the Okarche Police Department in Northwest Canadian County.

Okarche Police Chief, Forrest Smith, also made a post on the Okarche Police Department social media page late on Aug. 30.

“We hurt today,” Smith’s post stated. “In the end, it’s not the years in the uniform that count; it’s the sacrifices made, the lives touched, and the legacy left behind.”

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Cleveland County Deputy Jordan Cannon, a brave officer who was senselessly murdered last night,” Smith posted. “This heinous act not only robs us of a dedicated and courageous public servant, but it also shakes the very foundations of the community she served. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Cannon’s family, friends, and colleagues as they navigate through this unimaginable pain and grief.”

“…Early in her career, Deputy Jordan served the Okarche Community. Many will remember her dedication to the Okarche Public Schools, where she would be found most days reading to kids and keeping them safe. She was an outstanding example to us all. You will be missed.”

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