Monday, April 22, 2013

Ida Oplas

In February 1946, Ida Oplas was sworn into her post as Lexington policewoman.  For most of her career, Ida worked with juveniles and checked the red-light district for runaways.  In 1967, she was promoted to sergeant, becoming the first woman sergeant in Lexington.  In July 1949, Oplas shot a perfect score on the seven-yard straight course.

-John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader photographs

2013 Women's History Month exhibit by Deirdre Scaggs

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