Welcome to HBH Highlights that Inspire with me, Abby Bolt where I take a little time to share with you some of the most interesting and inspiring news stories around the world. If you hear of an inspiring headline feel free to send it to me at email@example.com
Female police sergeants take charge
Lawrence Township Pennsylvania
Police Sergeants Crystal Panebianco and Julie Curry have demonstrated that women can not only make a career as police officers — but flourish.
A former Denver Bronco, a boxer and a “helitack” crew member join Denver Fire Department The Denver Fire Department’s newest class of firef…
will go down in history as the most diverse in the department’s history and will chip away at its goal of bringing more women into its fire houses.
The graduates, who received their badges in a Friday ceremony, included a former Denver Broncos tight-end, two female military veterans, a female “helitack” firefighter, who rappelled from helicopters to battle blazes, and a professional boxer.
Six of the 23 students were women, making this batch of female firefighters the largest in Denver’s history. The department now has 59 women out of 1,042 firefighters, a 5.6% rate that exceeds the national average, which is typically from 3% to 3.5%, said Capt. Greg Pixley, the department’s officer in charge of recruiting and outreach.
Cassie and Taylor said they hoped their recent swearing in to the firefighting family would encourage other girls, and women, to pursue the career. Taylor even noted she graduated third overall in her class. Cassie was happy to show she could be hired on to the force at the age of 34, after a career in the military.
First female K-9 officer and her partner patrol…
Officer Haley Jensen joined Thomasville Police Department in December 2017 and completed K-9 handler training in October 2019.
“When I joined TPD, becoming a K-9 handler was my dream job,” Officer Jensen stated. “Being able to make my dream come true while serving and protecting my community is a great feeling.”
The dream didn’t come easily, though, she said. “I had to successfully complete a rigorous K-9 tryout and attend a four-week K-9 handler training course with my K-9 partner, Kaiko.”
“Officer Jensen has always demonstrated the skills, ability, performance, and attitude to succeed,” said TPD Chief Troy Rich. “She is an impressive officer with the drive to be the best in everything that she does.”
Jensen’s partner, Kaiko, is a two-and-a-half-year-old Dutch Shepherd who was already a certified K-9 for law enforcement prior to Jensen receiving him. He also underwent extensive training in order to serve and protect our community alongside Jensen.
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