ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue released the following statement on the passing of Jordan Griner:
"The Governor's Office experienced a heartbreaking tragedy when one of our bright, talented interns passed away in a traffic accident.
Jordan Griner excelled in a variety of roles over the past few months, and our entire Governor's Office family will deeply miss his enthusiastic smile, joyful personality and willingness to help others.
He was loved by both staff and his fellow interns, and Mary and I are deeply saddened by this sudden loss.
As I told Jordan's mother, our state has lost a bright and shining star. Our only hope is that this senseless tragedy reminds Georgians that drinking and driving is a dangerous mix that can end innocent lives."
The time and date of Jordan's funeral have not yet been determined but it will be held at Elliott Sons Funeral Home at 2524 Lumpkin Road in Augusta, Georgia.