Susan Jordan awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

Posted at 4:06 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 20:06:23-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Susan Jordan, the Amy Beverland Elementary School principal who was killed while pushing two students out of the way of a school bus last January, was honored Monday with one of Indiana's highest civilian honors.

Governor Mike Pence awarded Jordan a posthumous Sagamore of the Wabash award. It was presented in a private ceremony in the governor's office to Jordan's daughters, Lisa Jankowski and Amy Dinwiddie, and Jordan's brother, Bob Kelley.

Pence said, "Principal Susan Jordan loved her job, her school, and her students. On that fateful day, circumstances were set into motion and a hero was beckoned. Principal Susan Jordan answered the call, and she saved the lives of those students charged to her responsibility. There is no greater love that that."

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