Her life experiences led her to the military, where she served active duty in the army before she returned to York to assemble wheelchair lifts. But she longed for the discipline of her military training and soon discovered that becoming a sheriff’s deputy could be her niche.
She became a police officer in 2000 and has been with West York Borough Police Department since 2008.
On the job, she often draws on her personal insight. Kids and animals are very telling of a situation, she says, even if all seems well on the exterior. And she learns to listen to those that others may overlook.
“Wherever I go, those situations I lived follow me,” she says. “I don’t wear a badge to be a superhero. But if things are not right, I will not sit idly by.”