Louisiana Police Help Retired Officer Celebrate Her 100th Birthday

The Hammond Police Department has helped mark a special milestone for a pioneering former colleague, driving past retired officer Myrtle Durand for her 100th birthday.

Durand was one of the department’s first female officers, and served from 1958 to 1978, police said.

They shared photographs of Durand in police uniform and newspaper articles about her trailblazing role. Credit: Hammond Police Department – Louisiana via Storyful