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PASADENA - Police Lt. Phlunte Riddle will never forget the many times she responded as a new officer only to hear from a caller - “I don’t want a woman officer, I want a real officer.”
She remembers a 1985 burglary call in which a woman on the west side - afraid a burglar was in the rear of her house - asked Riddle to go around the back since she didn’t allow “colored” people to walk through her front door.
But despite the challenges, Riddle - the city’s first black woman to reach the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant - retired from the Pasadena Police Department this week after nearly 29 years feeling both happy and grateful
Read more:Pasadena’s first black female lieutenant Phlunte Riddle retires after 29 years - Whittier Daily Newshttp://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_22197252#ixzz2FebxoZTK

PASADENA - Police Lt. Phlunte Riddle will never forget the many times she responded as a new officer only to hear from a caller - “I don’t want a woman officer, I want a real officer.”

She remembers a 1985 burglary call in which a woman on the west side - afraid a burglar was in the rear of her house - asked Riddle to go around the back since she didn’t allow “colored” people to walk through her front door.

But despite the challenges, Riddle - the city’s first black woman to reach the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant - retired from the Pasadena Police Department this week after nearly 29 years feeling both happy and grateful



Read more:Pasadena’s first black female lieutenant Phlunte Riddle retires after 29 years - Whittier Daily Newshttp://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_22197252#ixzz2FebxoZTK

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