For female forces, the Women Officers topic provides news, articles, and tactical tips to help take the fight to the bad guys. There was a time that a female officer was a rarity among the ranks, but today thousands of women stand on the thin blue line, serving on tactical teams, training other officers, working as detectives, and leading entire departments.
Pittsburgh officer Janine Triolo was in a fight for her life. She had one handcuff on armed robbery suspect Ryan Davis when he smashed her face with his free hand and shoved a Ruger double-action pistol into her armpit before pulling the trigger. What followed was a violent struggle that left Officer Triolo with a broken eye socket, fractured nose, a concussion, and a detached retina. How did she overcome her 200-pound attacker? - Full Story
In 1998, Officer Donna Wescott went to meet a fellow officer for coffee at a 7-11. Little did she know what she was about to encounter. She shares her story of how she reacted and communicated when a gun was pointed to her head. She says her training took over in that moment and is the reason she remained alive.