Marguerite P. Justice

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: pioneering police officer who became the first black woman to served as a police commissioner in the U.S. when she was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Commission by then-Mayor Sam Yorty in 1971.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: July 21, 1921

 

Died: September 17, 2009

 

Location: Los Angeles, California