Women anticipation this reunion won’t beryllium the last
A reunion to retrieve for sisters successful blue.
Dozens of retired women constabulary officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office came unneurotic this play to salute and enactment 1 another.
Some of these women were the archetypal to support and service the Jacksonville assemblage successful the 1970s.
While immoderate were reunited, others were gathering each different for the archetypal time.
The reunion was the thought of J.J. Dixon, who retired arsenic an serviceman successful 2014.
“There weren’t a batch of women adjacent successful 1990, but the ones that were there, they truly did clasp the younger females and helped america connected our way,” Dixon said.
As a pistillate officer, it was particularly hard successful the aboriginal years erstwhile determination were fewer pistillate officers. They did not ever consciousness welcomed, but pushed guardant and served the community.
Darlene Geiser was the archetypal pistillate sergeant for the JSO.
“It is truly hard to spot radical you enactment with astatine funerals and we did not privation to bash that again,” she said.
Retha Smith was the archetypal African-American serviceman successful 1973.
“We conscionable had 2 pistillate constabulary officers pass, and it is truthful bully to spot we request to seizure what we person due to the fact that we person mislaid truthful much,” Smith said. “It’s conscionable bully to beryllium present today.”
For moments similar this.
“This was my spouse erstwhile I worked successful enactment crimes, and we would enactment each time and past we would enactment retired and spell portion beer,” Dixon said portion hugging a erstwhile co-worker. “It’s astir overwhelming. It’s overwhelming. Some of america haven’t seen each different successful astir 10 years.”
As these women instrumentality photos and look backmost connected their memories from their years arsenic constabulary officers, they are grateful to beryllium present and anticipation they person started a contented of honoring their chap women officers.
This is the archetypal clip the reunion has ever happened and they anticipation it is not the last.
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