A partnership between Mitchell Community College, the Town of Mooresville and the Mooresville Police Department to honor the life of Officer Jordan Sheldon was announced at the Mooresville Board of Commissioner meeting Monday.
The Mitchell Community College Foundation will create the Officer Jordan Sheldon Memorial Public Safety Scholarship, an endowed fund that will support students from Mooresville or southern Iredell County studying in Basic Law Enforcement Training, Fire, or Emergency Medical Sciences (EMS) programs. The inclusion of all public safety programs in the scholarship recognizes the remarkable support that all branches of service contributed in response to the tragedy that claimed Sheldon’s life.
Two Mitchell students from Mooresville were among the first to contribute to the effort.
Lauren Ciccone and MacKenzie Ervin felt compelled to act after Sheldon’s death, organizing a fundraiser with the intention of supporting their classmates studying public safety. “Officer Sheldon was committed to serving his fellow citizens, and ultimately he gave his life while working to make our community a better place,” said Dr. Tim Brewer, president of Mitchell Community College. “The college is humbled to honor his life through this scholarship, which will impact generation after generation of public safety servants to come as they follow Officer Sheldon’s example of leadership and service.”