Retired Ord Police Chief John Young passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 in Grand Island. He served in the Army for two years as a radio operator during the Korean Conflict before his law enforcement career which began at the Omaha Police department where he worked for many years as a dispatcher. John and his wife Donna moved to Ord in 1975 with their 4 children. KNLV spoke with John’s wife Donna who shared a special story that included one of the reasons she married him all those years ago when she was a single mother raising a blind mentally challenged daughter. John would later adopt Robin who now lives in Grand Island. John joined the Ord PD and later served as the Ord Police Chief until his retirement in 1997. Family and friends remember John for his great sense of what was right and wrong and also for his fun sense of humor. Besides being a loving husband, father and Grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, John will also be remembered as the “Detector” for a then Nebraska governor Kay Orr. John will be remembered as “THE” coach of Ord Legion baseball. John loved the game for the kids he coached. His memorial service will be held Friday morning at 11, at the Ord Christian Church.