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Honoring the women who protect and serve

Sep 18, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The Legendary Ladies, retired female LAPD officers, meet to celebrate Fanchon Blake, whose 1973 lawsuit opened the department to equal status for women.

Watching Fanchon Blake make her way to the microphone, it was hard to envision the firebrand who helped remake the Los Angeles Police Department. Her gait was slow, her speech was halting, her bearing unlike that of the legendary policewoman old-timers recalled.

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