Vicki Cheng, Staff Writer February 21, 2001 Wednesday, Final Edition Copyright 2001 The News and Observer The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC) February 21, 2001 Wednesday, Final Edition
(DURHAM, N.C.) -- Tisha D. Hardy, who grew up in Greenville riding around in her father's squad car, has always wanted to be a police officer. She just didn't know what a financial sacrifice it would be.
"When I was making $22,680, my parents were helping me out," Hardy, an officer at N.C. Central University, said of her starting salary. "You can't live on $22,680."