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"7 Women Join State Patrol" Wisconsin State Journal, July 26, 1975

"New Patrol Class Includes 7 Women" The Capital Times, July 26, 1975



Interesting Fact:

Four state patrol troopers have been killed in the line of duty. All four were 31-years-old when they were killed.

Study Questions:

  • What is the percentage of women in the State Patrol's workforce today?
  • What is the primary duty of a State Patrol officer?
  • Where is the Wisconsin State Patrol academy located?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on July 25:

    1956: The Italian oceanliner Andrea Doria sinks off the coast of New England after colliding with another ship.

  • July 25

    July 25, 1975: For the first time in the Wisconsin State Patrol's history, seven uniformed women joined nineteen men to receive badges and diplomas during Patrol Academy graduation ceremonies.

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