An Omaha Police Officer is doing much better after being stabbed on the job a few weeks ago, Saturday she spoke out about the community’s overwhelming support.
There's a sense of vulnerability that often comes with extending a call for help, even more so in accepting it. But you could say that's part of what makes up a police officer, that tenacity to get things done by yourself. "I have that personality that I want to do it all myself but you really can't do it all yourself, you need help in others, and that is where you grow, is when others are involved,” Sophia Jordan said.
We first came to know Officer Sophia Jordan via a photo on Facebook from the Omaha Police Department; the levity into a side of the “Blue Line” often not seen. Then June 26th we would learn her name again when Gary Jackson would be accused of trespassing near 42nd and Redman Avenue at the Cubby’s. Officer Jordan responded and Jackson allegedly stabbed her twice, sending her to the hospital.
But Saturday night, she sat down with WOWT as Sophia Jordan the business owner: Black Bottom Biscotti. "I love the atmosphere and how everything looks, it is nice and everybody has their specialty, it's nice to work with what you know because I tried cinnamon rolls, no I will just leave that to Michelle,” Jordan said.
And it's almost too perfect, sharing her story with WOWT 6 News for the first time since June, inside her place of business where Jordan is one of eight owners, Stories Coffeehouse in Elkhorn. "I came in November and just to see how they've grown, just in that short year is been nice well received, people love coming here,” Jordan said.
Saturday, the store celebrated their 1st birthday but there was no question the other owners knew to use the party as a benefit to support one of their own through donations and a raffle. "We were already planning our birthday celebration, when this tragedy took place it was an absolute easy transition to include her in this as well and support her,” Amber Christ, owner of Homemade by Amber said.
"It helps to know that people appreciate you, we have a tough job so when somebody reaches out to support you it means a lot,” Jordan said.
Officer Jordan is not 100 percent and is still on the mend and says it will be some time before she's back to full strength. In the meantime, she says be ready for a tiramisu and tropical coconut biscotti that is in the works.