The Falls City Police Department has hired its first female police officer.
Following a unanimous City Council vote on June 15, Millie King, a 21-year-old from Troy, KS, was officially hired to fill a position on the force vacated by former officer Travis Mitchell.
Council members John Vaughn, Judy Murphy, Steve Scholl, Anthony Nussbaum, Mike Dougherty, Jim Wisdom and Don Ferguson all voted in favor of the new hire (Angie Nolte was absent) and Mayor Jerry Oliver made the appointment.
King was one of two people suggested for the position, which opened when Mitchell took a different job in the Omaha area. The 2012 Troy High School graduate studied law enforcement at Missouri Western State University and earlier this month graduated from the Missouri Western Law Enforcement Academy. King this fall will attend the Nebraska State Patrol Police Officer Training Program in Grand Island.