Former Okarche police officer killed; husband arrested

Oklahoma City Police investigate shooting southeast of Yukon

Jordan Cannon

By Robert Medley
Senior Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Okarche police officer was shot and killed this week in her eastern Canadian County home.

Cleveland County sheriff’s deputy Jordan Cannon was 40.

Vaughn Cannon

Her husband Vaughn Cannon, 41, was booked at 11:32 a.m. Aug. 30 into the Canadian County Jail on a first-degree murder complaint. He also is a Cleveland County deputy.

The shooting occurred near Sara Road and SW 29th southeast of Yukon.

The couple lived in southwest Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma City Police are investigating the case.

Oklahoma City Police homicide investigators were called to 10913 SW 30th at 1:57 a.m. Wednesday on a domestic disturbance and possible shooting.

“Investigators learned the two were engaged in a heated argument, when Mr. Cannon shot and killed Mrs. Cannon,” according to an Oklahoma City Police news alert.

When police arrived, Jordan Cannon was found dead and officers arrested Vaughn Cannon.

Anyone with information should call the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Homicide Tip-Line at (405) 297-1200.


Okarche Police Chief Forrest Smith posted late Wednesday on the Okarche Police Department’s Facebook page:

“Although it may feel like the world has dimmed without her presence, remember that love is a light that never truly fades. Tonight, as you travel through our little town … you’ll notice we went pink. It’s our way of letting Jordan know she is in our hearts, her family and colleagues in our prayers. Hopefully, they shine bright enough to light the streets of heaven.”

Smith also posted Wednesday, “We hurt today. 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.

“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 in northwest Canadian County.

“Many will remember her dedication to the Okarche Public Schools, where she would be found most days reading to kids and keeping them safe,” Chief Smith posted. “She was an outstanding example to us all. You will be missed.”