Norfolk's first African-American female police officer honored

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM

NORFOLK-- A 100-year-old woman was honored Wednesday for being Norfolk's first African-American female police officer.

Virginia Randolph received an Honorary Deputy Badge Wednesday from Norfolk Sheriff Bob McCabe to thank her for her years of service to the community. 

Randolph was hired by the Norfolk Police Department in 1950 and stayed with the force for three years.

Her son Adam followed in his mother's footsteps, joining the department in 1968.  He currently works in the Norfolk Sheriff's Office as a part-time court screener. 

Over the years, Randolph also worked at The New Journal and Guide newspaper and at Norfolk State University. 

Randolph's son Adam says she devoted 90 percent of her time to the church and credits his mother’s longevity to good, clean living.

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