LE's First Lady

On April 1, 1908 (really, no joke), the city of Portland, Oregon appointed Lola Baldwin (48) as a sworn female detective to perform police service .


These are two remarkable women that, literally, opened the doors for others to follow. The years following these would involve policewomen in almost every aspect of police work (including aerial officers). I promise that I will dedicate more of this space to the women that have followed in their footsteps.



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