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from SFGate

9.11.01 / ONE YEAR LATER / UNSUNG HEROINES / Bay Area authors try to ensure women's work isn't lost in N.Y. rubble

Moira Smith, the NYPD officer who rescued people from the WTC, went back to get more and was killed when the south tower collapsed. She was the only female police officer to die on 9/11.


Alice Stebbins Wells (June 13, 1873 – August 17, 1957) was the first American-born female police officer in the United States, hired in 1910 in Los Angeles. Although other women had worked with the police (chiefly looking after female prisoners), Wells was the first to be sworn as an officer in her own right. She broke the dam and as a direct result of her example, several other cities and countries began hiring female police officers.

from Etsy

Female Police Officer Wall Art w/ Thin Blue Line, Police Officer Decor, Distressed Wall Decor, Custom Wood Sign, Peace Officer

Female police officers.


DSP Shahzadi Gulfam a Pakistani police officer, serving a U.N. peace operation, received the 2011 International Female Police Peacekeeper Award in recognition of her outstanding performance.She is the first Pakistani female officer to receive the prestigious award. She was the first female police officer to represent Pakistan when she was deployed in the UN Mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997.Later she served in Kosovo in 1999 and Timor-Leste in 2007.

from the Guardian

Female police officers subjected to 'attractiveness' inspections in Mexico

‘I trained to be a police officer, not a showgirl’ – two officers in Querétaro complain to the state’s human rights commission