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McAfee, Tina

(born: 1973) 

McAfee is the daughter of Barbara and Robert McAfee. In 1998, Tina McAfee became the first African American woman state trooper in the 50 year history of the Kentucky State Police. She was not the first student, but she was the first to successfully complete the 22-week training and take the oath of office. McAfee was 27 years old when she graduated with the 75th cadet class in 1998 (one of 72 graduates). She was assigned to the Dry Ridge state police post. Before becoming a state trooper, McAfee graduated from North Harding High School in Radcliff, KY, and the University of Louisville with a degree in justice administration. For more see, C. Wolfe, "First black woman joins ranks of state police," The Kentucky Post, 06/06/1998, p. 2K.

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“McAfee, Tina,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 12, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/1047.

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