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New Badge Honors Fallen Officer Celena Hollis and 160th Anniversary

Officer Celena Hollis, badge number 05162, was in uniform and working off-duty at the City Park Jazz Festival on June 24, 2012, when she was shot at 8:08 p.m., while responding to break up a gang fight by the pavilion next to City Park Lake. She died a short time later at Denver Health Medical Center. Officer Hollis was 32 years old, and survived by her daughter, Amyre, who was 12 years old at the time of her mother’s death, as well as by other family members. She was buried at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. The seven-year veteran of the

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The Hogue Decree

In 1972, Carole C. Hogue was a primary plaintiff, joined by two other courageous women who filed a lawsuit against the City and County of Denver, Denver Civil Service Commission, and Denver Police Department for discriminatory hiring practices. In 1972, the first Black female officer joined the Denver Police Department. Her name is Carole C. Hogue and she was accepted into the Denver Police Academy after she and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit charging the department with racial and sexual discrimination. Their claim resulted in the consent decree, called “The Hogue Decree.” The decree required the Denver

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