By Arielle Retting
The Roanoke Times
ROANOKE, Va. — Rosa Lillian Adams Smith fearlessly walked the dark alleys and empty streets of downtown Roanoke for almost 20 years as the city's second female police officer. She died Sunday in Roanoke. She was 92.
Smith was hired in April 1944 and worked in the detective department until her retirement in August 1963...
Va. officer was 'pioneer in policing'