Janette L. Young, 89, (Ret. Lieut. Enfield Police Dept.) of Enfield, devoted wife and mother, and beloved wife of the late Richard W. Young, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, following a lengthy illness. Born in Afton, IA, Janette was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Meisel) Lamb. Janette’s family moved to Ponca City, OK when she was 8, and it was there she met her future husband, Richard, on a blind date on New Year’s Eve 1948. She, Richard, and their three children lived in many parts of the country before settling down in Enfield in 1964. Prior to moving to Enfield, Janette was a homemaker, but on July 25,1966 she began what was to become her dream job as a law enforcement officer in Enfield. Janette’s first title was “Police Woman” and she served as the Juvenile Officer through the Detective Division. In 1979 Janette was promoted as the first female Patrol Sergeant and later became the first female Lieutenant to serve on the Enfield Police Department. She retired on September 2, 1986, after serving 20 years on the force. She served on the Enfield Juvenile Review Board and was a past President of the Connecticut Association of Woman Police.