From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Miller, Hallie Gates

(born: 1945) 

Hallie Gates Miller and another female officer filed sex discrimination charges against the Nicholasville (KY) Police Department in 1974. Both women had received training from the Eastern Kentucky University law enforcement program, but their employment applications were denied and a male masseur was hired instead. Miller was awarded $468 in compensation and then hired as Wilmore's first African American woman police officer.

For more see "Nicholasville hires first female police officer," Human Rights News (Mar-Apr-May 1974), pp. 5 & 8; and Concilation Agreement from the Commission on Human Rights, Complaint No. 317-E - "In the matter of Conciliation between The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights / Ms. Hallie Miller and Police Department of the City of Nicholasville.

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