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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 31, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 26

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POLICEWOMAN GOT FIRED FGR EFFICIENCY,
BUT SHE'S BACK ON THE JOB
is only a temporary deputy, though,
given that appointment by a sympa
thetic sheriff, while she fights to get
back her old position in the city po
lice department
"Policewoman" sounds a bit too
old for a Vassar girl, class of '08,
but that's what they called her.
Miss Roche was studying sociology
in Columbia and doing settlement
work in New York when the Denver
council passed an ordinance provid
ing for a policewoman to censor city
amusements. Judge Ben Lindsey
wrote to her to come and take the
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Miss Josephine Roche, "Vassar, '08."
Denver, Colo., May 31. Josephine
Roche, newly appointed deputy sher
iff of Denver, is a pretty good argu
ment against giving wom'en the right
to vote and hold office.
That is, 'if you happen to belong
to the saloon and bright light crowd!
Miss Roche is the first woman
deputy sheriff in the country. She
job. She passed the civil service ex-"
animations with top-nottih honors.
First she turned her attention to
the dances. She found the police
board was giving verbal permits to
allow the sale of liquor after mid
night. At one rough dance, shortly after
she started, the special policeman left
at midnight. The bar was still run
ning full blast
The bartender kindly informed
Miss Roche she needn't .stay any
longer. She told him she thought she
.would.
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