“When she walked in the door for her interview, I looked at her size and thought, ‘This is not going to go over well,'” Stedman said of the 2012 Marysville-Pilchuck High School graduate. “But she amazed me, enough that I offered her the position right then.”
Beecher could still be mistaken for a high schooler, with her petite frame and youthful face, but the Marysville native not only earned her associate’s degree in criminal justice from Everett Community College last year, but was recently promoted to sergeant after serving four years in the Army Reserve.
“The Army obviously saw in her what I did,” Stedman told the Arlington City Council March 21, before Beecher was sworn into the Arlington Police Department.
Beecher entered the police academy in October, and graduated March 9, but she’s been interested in being a police officer since she was a child.
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