Pauline Haislip Duncan served as one of Virginia's first female law enforcement officers. She was a
charter member of the Organized Women Voters of Arlington County, which was among a number of
local civic and political groups she joined after women received the right to vote. The organization
pushed for a woman deputy in 1923, recommending Smith. She recorded her first
criminal arrest the following year and served until 1943, surviving an attempt to
remove her in 1927.. . .
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