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First female African-American Danvile police officer dies at 77

DANVILLE, Va. – People in Danville are remembering the city’s first African-American female police officer.

According to her obituary, Mildred “Millie” Burnett died Dec. 29 at the age of 77.

Funeral services for the North Carolina native were held Wednesday.

Former Danville police chief Neal Morris hired her and another female officer at the same time, and says he’s glad he did.

“The other person’s last name was Garcia, so we felt like…

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Danville’s first African American female officer laid to rest today

Fisher & Watkins Funeral Home, Inc.

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — Fisher & Watkins Funeral Home Incorporated released the obituary for Mildred “Millie” Burnett.

Millie was the first African American female police officer on the Danville Police Departments force, and in a Facebook post today they are mourning her loss.

She passed away this past Saturday, December 29 at Brookdale Danville Piedmont at 77 years old.

Millie leaves behind her daughter, five grandchildren, a great-grandson, one brother, and a plethora of other family members and friends.

She was laid to rest today at 1 p.m.

You can read Millie’s full obituary here.

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First African American female Danville police officer dies at age 77

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City manager questions discipline of second CPD officer who used racial slur

On September 26, 2018, District Three Officer Donte Hill responded to 3097 McHenry Avenue for a family trouble call for service. During the incident, Officer Hill used excessive profane language and also utilized a racial slur (the “N” word) when addressing the individuals involved. The matter was investigated by District supervision and not the Internal Investigations Section(IIS). District Three recommended a written reprimand for the violation. The reprimand was approved through the chain of command and a form 17 memo was presented to me on 10-23-18, where I approved the recommended 1.06B violation of the department’s Manual of Rules and Regulations as recommended in the memo. However, it was brought my attention yesterday by a member of the IIS team that Officer Hill’s conduct was…

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Sheree Wright-Cox, First African-American Female Police Officer in Fremont

(Left to right): Captain Sean Washington, Fremont Police Department, Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, Oakland Police Department, Sheree Wright-Cox, Chief Kim Petersen, Fremont Police Department, Captain Fred Bobbitt, Fremont Police Department, Lt. Ariel
Quimson Fremont Police Department.


Sheree Wright-Cox was recognized by the City Coun­cil of the City of Fremont as the first African-American fe­male police officer in the city of Fremont. She joined the Fremont police department in 1986. Mrs. Cox graduated from Kennedy High School in Richmond, CA in 1975. She has strong ties to the Oakland Area, where she graduated from Merritt College and later on from CAL State East Bay, along with the fact that her son, Taj Tashombe, is Vice Presi­dent, External Affairs, Oak­land…

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Lawsuit: Westchester probation officer faced discrimination due to race, age, sex

Around the same time, she claims, the county Department of Probation had allowed other employees who were not African-American, women or over …
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