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Crime Wire: Debra Gauthier, Part II

You can hear Crime Wire Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern. Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: CLICK HERE We’re pleased to welcome back Debra Gauthier, author of Bright Lights, Dark Places. Debra was our guest on October 2nd and we ran out of time before she could complete her story. She was one of the first female patrol officers hired under the same standards as men on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. She spent 21 years on the force, leaving it in 2001. During her tenure she faced down suspects who were high on PCP, had high-speed chases into oncoming traffic and used her martial arts skills to subdue burly men. But not all of Debra’s battles while working as a police officer were with criminals. She sometimes faced discrimination in the male-dominated profession, suffering demotions and unsafe working conditions when other officers would not provide backup. Tonight Debra will tell us about the types of discrimination she encountered and how she dealt with them. Little could stand in Debra Gauthier’s …