This Day in Milwaukee County History

TDIMCH: June 7, 1946

Vernice E Chenault Gallimoe

This Day In Milwaukee County History: Vernice E. Chenault Gallimore is appointed to the Milwaukee Police Department on June 7, 1946, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as a police officer in the City.

Photo: Four policemen, including Felmers Chaney, the first African-American to serve as sergeant in the MPD, stand behind Gallimore (center) and Detectives Lonnie Spencer and Calvin Moody.

Photo courtesy of Milwaukee Police Department by Maralyn A. Wellauer-Lenius, as part of the Images of America series.

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