- Existence: 1951-
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Lynn Hesse oral history interview, September 23, 2010
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Janet Paulk. Lynn Hesse opens her first oral history by outlining her experience growing up in a very spiritual household as a poor, middle child. She goes onto talk about her first marriage that was verbally abusive, ultimately ending in a divorce. After her divorce she decided to take up police work, starting as a Georgia State Police Officer. Hesse discusses her decision to switch to the DeKalb County Police force, where she met Dean, her second husband. She highlights the...
Dates: September 23, 2010
Lynn Hesse oral history interview, February 2, 2012
Scope and Contents Interviewed by Mary Riddle. Hesse begins the interview by discussing the impact of Marsha Cofield's lawsuit, for which Hesse and other DeKalb County police officers fundraised. She discusses the difficulty that she had getting promoted because of her gender, and she goes into detail about various instances of being undermined and challenged by her superiors on the job. Hesse discusses several areas of police work in depth, including the mobile crisis unit and her management of it, and police...
Dates: February 2, 2012
Lynn Hesse papers
Lynn Hesse is a former policewoman of DeKalb County, Georgia, as well as a playwright, dancer and short story author. The collection primarily documents the sex discrimination case of plaintiff Marsha Cofield, police officer, in 1985 against DeKalb County Government, but also includes some of Hesse's artistic works and her biography and resume.
Dates: 1985, 2011, undated
Found in: Special Collections / Lynn Hesse papers