Margaret Sullivan



You can shoot with the
best of them at the range and swear
with the rest of them at the bar. After
listening to personal accounts of rape
and abuse all day, you’re not really
too concerned with what’s ladylike
anymore. When you need to, you turn
off the crass and get professional and
serious. You’re not even really sure
if you like your job, but you know it
needs to get done, and you’re not sure
who else could do it.


Janet Winston-Rogers
has been following your story since
news of you busting that pimp came
out in the Times. She engaged you in
a long conversation at the Policeman’s
Ball and donated an impressive sum —
in your honor — to the precinct. Now
she’s been calling you asking if you have
any vacation time coming up. She’s
been buttering you up good. What’s she
up to?



After earning your
degree in social work and completing
female officer training for the New York
City Police Department, you became
one of the few woman detectives on
the force. Your primary duty was to
interview young women and children
who were victims of violent crimes.
It was you who connected the story
of four apparently unrelated girls
— survivors of abduction attempts
— and cracked the case of a child
prostitution scheme. Your work put
the ringleader in jail. They still make
jokes around the office about women’s
intuition, but you know it was just
good old-fashioned detective work
and the guts to actually listen to what
those poor girls had to say.

Margaret Sullivan

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