Rochester 911 dispatcher memorialized at French Quarter Restaurant
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Dozens of friends and acquaintances came out to remember Janet Jordan’s life, they say was taken far too soon.
She’s the Rochester 911 dispatcher who was shot and killed inside her home earlier this week.
News10NBC attended the memorial which was held at her favorite place to hang out with her 911 center coworkers.
We’re told every Wednesday night Jordan, and her friends would get together to celebrate R&B Night at the French Quarter Restaurant here in Rochester. A night filled with music and dancing.
"I just know that she was a lovely soul. Happy, good vibes all the time," said Laquanda Boswell.
Wednesday nights at the French Quarter will never be the same. This is the first time Jordan, a long-time regular of the restaurant, will never get the chance to go out one last time with close friends, and acquaintances.
Janet Jordan being honored tonight at the French Quarter. Jordan was found dead in her home early Monday morning. Full story tonight at 11. pic.twitter.com/XaOdqzAlKX— Patrick Moussignac (@WHEC_Moussignac) March 17, 2022
Sharonda Lloyd didn’t know her personally but saw her every week.
"She was always so bright and bubbly so everybody knew who she was. Her and her group sat together all the time, and they would always be dancing, laughing. So you couldn’t help but dance with her, just vibe with her cause she was really a vibrant type of person. Really friendly," Lloyd said.
Early Monday morning Jordan’s body was found inside of her home. State Police say she was shot to death and named Rochester Police Sergeant Melvin Williams as a person of interest in her death. State police also say Williams took his own life in his vehicle at Veterans Memorial Park in Henrietta. Wednesday night, it was all about celebrating Jordan’s life.
"I think it’s amazing. I love to see when people come together, especially for times like this. People should come together, friends, family. Just to keep the spirit up," Boswell said.
Chris K. added, "You know I think it’s a very good thing what they’re doing you know to give her a tribute. It’s a very important thing that happened."
Friends sang along to two of Jordan’s favorite two songs, as they all plan to say their good-byes in their own special way.
"She’s really going to be missed from being here. Just seeing her, and her friends. My heart goes out to her family," Lloyd said.
State Police still haven’t released a motive or the relationship between Jordan and Williams. News10NBC will report any new developments.