Released on August 10, 2017 - 7:45pm

Media Advisory


Mayor Craig A. Moe & Laurel Police Department to Honor First Women Police Officers


When: Monday, August 28th at 4pm


Where:   Partnership Activity Center at Police HQ, 811 5th Street


RSVP To:   [email protected] or by calling 301-725-5300 x2208



Five women-- Mary Wesley, Rose Mary Walker, Gladys V. Allen, Clara H Tester and Marjorie M. Hagan, originally started their careers with the City of Laurel as crossing guards.


They were sworn in as Police Officers in 1953—becoming the first female police officers for the City of Laurel.


And now, 64 years later, they are being honored with a plaque at the Laurel Police Department to thank them for their service. The Officers’ families from across the country are coming to Laurel for this historic day.







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