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Awww: Father-Daughter LAPD Team Patrol Streets Together

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Every now and then, the LAPD comes up with a downright heart-warming story -- today, it's the tale of a father-daughter team out patrolling the streets together. The AP tells the story of officers Jamie Carganilla and Pat Cronin. Carganilla, 29, just made the squad, and as part of her initiation, she joined her dad, 60-year-old Cronin, on a street patrol. Apparently this is some sort of ritual for LAPD officers, but as the article points out, it usually happens between fathers and sons, cause there are more dudes on the force than there are ladies:

It's a tradition at the Los Angeles Police Department _when the child of a veteran officer joins the force, father and child pull a shift on patrol together...On Wednesday, Officer Jamie Carganilla, 29, joined her father, Officer Pat Cronin, to cruise a quiet corner of the San Fernando Valley for a father-daughter reunion...She's not the first female officer to pull a shift with her father, but it's unusual because the police force is still mostly male.

Awww. Breaking down gender barriers while holding up the law. It's a lot to juggle, but it sounds like these two are pulling it off beautifully.

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