Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Frederick Coloroado Community Unites for BMXer Jordan McMullen's Vigil

Candlelight Vigil for Jordan McMullen at Frederick HS

 November 13, 2012 by  


The sun rose on a new week yesterday, and the countdown to the USA BMX Grand National crossed into single digit territory. Final training is under way, with some are starting to lay off their training to concentrate on the mental preparation that can prove so critical during the three-day crucible that awaits them in Tulsa.

But focus was tough yesterday–for all of us. Whether we were putting in our work behind the bars, behind the keyboard or behind the wheel of a big rig on an Interstate, it was tough to be mentally anywhere than with the family and close friends of Jordan McMullen.

Jordan’s tragic and unexpected death on Sunday is the absolute worst nightmare for any parent– and yet the agony of the loss must to give way to the necessity of arrangements, and plans to lay the departed to rest.
And while those plans were being made, Jordan’s friends came together to lay flowers and balloons at an impromptu memorial site at Frederick High School. At 7:30 last night, the community of friends gathered at the school for a candlelight vigil remembering Jordan (above).

Services for Jordan will be at 1PM on Friday November 16, 2012

Rocky Mountain Christian Church
5860 Majestic St
Frederick Colorado 80504
303 652 2211

A Memorial Fund will be announced soon.

BMX News will update this story as necessary in the coming days.

As a side note, I can’t say enough about Doug and Jen Finch and their family. Throughout this tragedy, they have been at the side of Jordan’s dad, Sid– helping to make arrangements, working with me to get the facts behind the situation out to the thousands of BMX friends around the globe, and just being there to cry at the loss and, perhaps at times, laugh at the memories of the brightness Jordan brought for his 16 years. A lot of good stories and good times to remember.
I told Doug that “he is the kind of friend I would hope to have by my side if, God forbid, something like this ever happened to me.” I wanted to share that sentiment publicly with all of you, and I hope you will keep them in your prayers as well.
—Mike Carruth

Photo via “RIP Jordan McMullen” Facebook Page. Photographer unknown