Chadron Police Chief Tim Lordino is leaving after 13 years to become an investigator in the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse unit of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.
Lordino says it was one of the hardest decisions he’s had to make because it means leaving both Chadron and uniformed police work after more than 30 years, but he thinks it’s best for him and his family.
The job will be in Lincoln, closer to his grandkids – with a second on the way – while his new duties will put less wear-and-tear on his body.
Lordino has had 1 knee replaced, 2 surgeries on the other, 2 back surgeries, and the possibility of more surgeries coming, so he felt if he wanted to make such a change he’d better do it while he still can.
Lordino’s resignation takes effect February 10th, but he says he’ll spend the first few months in Lincoln by himself as his wife handles the sale of their home and of her own business property. He hopes to see her join him by May or June.
Lordino had been an officer with the Gering Police Department for almost 16 years when he was named chief in Chadron in August, 2007.
Interim Chadron City Manager Milo Rust says the city wishes Lordino all the best as he makes the change in career and lifestyle. There’s been no decisions as yet on an acting or interim chief or the search process for a permanent chief.