|Virginia Smith was born
in Ross Township,Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She enlisted
with the Pennsylvania State Police in March, 1975,
and upon graduation was assigned to Troop "E", Erie, Franklin Station.
Virginia Smith was the first female in the history of the Pennsylvania
State Police to be promoted to the rank of Major.
This is a transcript of a tape-recorded interview
conducted for the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational and Memorial Center.
A draft of this transcript was edited, but only minor emendations were made;
therefore, the reader should remember that this is essentially a transcript of the spoken,
rather than the written word.
This oral history may not be published except by permission of the Pennsylvania State
Police Historical, Educational and Memorial Center...