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March 18, 1940: Convicted of accepting $15 bribe, Niagara Falls cop kills himself

Seventy-five years ago, a police officer found guilty of taking a $15 bribe shot and killed himself the morning he was to have been sentenced.

"Convicted cop kills himself in Falls case"

"An hour before he was to have been sentenced for taking a $15 bribe, dismissed Police Lieut. Charles J. Jordan, 49, shot and killed himself this morning. His body was found in the washroom of Fenway's Restaurant, 15th Street and Ashland Avenue -- two blocks from his home -- by Patrolman Albert C. Perry, a close friend, whom Jordan's wife had telephoned to ask that he drive Jordan to Lockport where he was to have been sentenced."

March 18 1940

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