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Tampa native Jane Castor humbly accepted an appointment today from Mayor Pam Iorio to become the city’s next police chief.
The 6-foot, lanky mother of two will be the first woman to command the Tampa Police Department when she is sworn in on Oct. 1. She also is set to become the state’s first openly lesbian police chief.
Though her appointment is historically significant to Tampa’s LGBT community, Castor treated it as a non-issue when questioned.
Florida’s first openly lesbian police chief appointed by mayor in Tampa
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