First African-American female officer joins Bedford Police Dept.

    (Bedford Police Dept.)

    BEDFORD, Va. (WSET) -- The Bedford Police Department said they started November with a new, friendly face you might even recognize.

    Officer Urshulla Meade has joined the Town of Bedford's police department.

    She graduated from Amherst County High School in 2014 and joined the military soon after graduation.

    Another fact about Officer Meade is that she's the first African-American female police officer to ever be hired within the department in the Town of Bedford.


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