First African American Female Officer

Fallen Firefighter Ardythe Hope becomes the first African American female officer with the Wilmington Fire Department. Chief Anthony Goode posthumously promoted Hope to the rank of Lieutenant at her memorial service today, Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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