John Cecil Jorden (John-John) 1944-2011
John served for 25 years at the Prince George’s County Fire Department. He started as a volunteer; then EMT – delivering a total of 16 babies. He went on to the Fire Inspections; entered into Special Hazards; was the Supervisor of the Bomb Squad; and ended up as a Lieutenant in the Investigations Division. After honorably serving 25 years, John retired.
He then spent a year with a private company traveling around the country investigating fires.
After the year, he decided he really wanted to be a police officer. A dream he had for many years. So, he entered the Municipal Police Academy, at age 48, and succeeded in all the training.
John then applied to the Morningside Police Department, and honorably served as an officer for 3 years.
He wanted to be closer to home, so he applied to Hyattsville City Police Department, and honorably served another 10 years before he retired.
Before John started his career, he served in the United States Army for three years with an Honorable Discharge.
John has gone ahead, leaving behind his wife of 35 years, Katherine; two daughters, Valerie McGinness and Natalie Rowland, and their husbands, Kevin McGinness and Richard Rowland. There are six grandchildren – Nicole McGinness (17), Allison McGinness (16), Kaitlyn Rowland (13), John Rowland (11), Jordyn Christine Rowland (9), and Robert Rowland (7). John also has a sister, Judy LeCompte, and a brother, Joseph Jorden.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 11 AM until 1PM at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, 1260 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, Virginia. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 PM with Military Honors by VFW Post 2123.
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