linda gray (burkett)
Linda Gray Burkett started as a dispatcher being promoted and becoming the head supervisor over several divisions in her 28 years on the Tucson Police Department (TPD). She was one of Tucson’s first two females to graduate from the Tucson Police Academy and then went on to graduate from the FBI Academy being the only woman in her 178th Session. Linda retired a Captain on January 29, 1999; she was the first woman to retire with 25 years of service as a Commissioned Officer from the TPD.
Linda passed September 9, 2009, after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer.
(Last Updated: 2009)