For the ladies here on DC

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    For the ladies here on DC

    Too often when I post stories of famous lawman and their adventures, I overlook the unsung but contributing females. So while I was in the US Marshal's Eastern District office( yes, Rayland Givens TV district), I saw this on the wall and thought it interesting. The gal was quite the story in the Chicago area in 1939, and was one of the best pistol shots around. She got the job done, and gained the respect of men on both sides of the law.
    Meet Dorthy Rose, a deputy US Marshal at the age of 21.
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    Amazing never knew the U.S. Marshall Service had women that long ago. No sweat I just turned the monitor sideways.
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    Great bit of history! Still have kin folk up there in the Eastern part of Bluegrass Country....except they helped given Harlan its' nickname.
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    U.S. Marshals Service,* History of Northern* District of Illinois

    Deputy U.S. Marshal - Dorothy Rose
    Northern District of Illinois
    (CA. 1929)

    In the same year that the stock market crash began the Great depression, Rose became the youngest Deputy U.S. Marshal in the United States. At only 21, she was a crack pistol shot. her duties included escorting female prisoners to court, jail and the penitentiary.
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    Too bad the Bonnie Parker's of the world got the notoriety of the press and Hollywood, instead of the women who should have gotten it.
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    Very interesting! Thanks for posting that. She was so young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Too bad the Bonnie Parker's of the world got the notoriety of the press and Hollywood, instead of the women who should have gotten it.
    It's the same way today.
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    I bet she surprised a lot of bad guys in those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Amazing never knew the U.S. Marshall Service had women that long ago. No sweat I just turned the monitor sideways.
    Good idea, much easier than turning my desk over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Good idea, much easier than turning my desk over.
    Only you would think of that....:)
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