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By Miriam Raftery; photos by Monica Zech

Photo: El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis, left, and Officer Jordan Walker, right

March 15, 2018 (El Cajon) – El Cajon Police Officer Jordan Walker was named Top Vehicle Theft Recovery Officer of the Year countywide by the Auto Theft Advisory Committee out of 33 officers honored yesterday in Balboa Park.

Officer Walker joined the El Cajon Police Department in 2013. His current assignment is with the K9 Unit with his partner, K9 Jester. Officer Walker was the Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was the recipient of the ATAC award in 2016.

One of the 38 vehicles recovered by Officer Walker was taken during a residential burglary. Due to Officer Walker’s recovery of this vehicle, the residential burglary case was able to be solved,” Monica Zech, public information officer for El Cajon, announced at the awards presentation.

She added, “Officer Walker was named Officer of the Month for August 2017 for his hard work and dedication to finding stolen vehicles. Officer Walker recovered a total of 38 vehicles in 2017 with 9 of those being occupied. The estimated total of his recoveries was $307, 800.  Congratulations Officer Walker and thank you for your dedication to the citizens of San Diego County.”

Photo, from left to right:  from the El Cajon Police Department, Captain Frank LaHaye, Police Chief Jeff Davis, Officer Jordan Walker, and Captain Michael Moulton.