The following is an excerpt from a story that appeared in the June 14 issue of The Wichita Eagle about Wichita State University's new chief of police, Sara Morris.
Wichita State University's new chief of police is a tough trailblazer
Jun 14, 2013 9:22 AM | Print
Sara Morris, the new chief of police at Wichita State University, used to put killers in prison.
In the 1990s, while six months pregnant and working for the Wichita police, she helped put Michael Marsh of Wichita in prison for life. She talked to him ever so softly and somehow got him to admit how he'd shot a young mother and burned her little girl alive.
Paul Dotson, a top commander at the Wichita Police Department for years, made her the first person ever promoted directly from street cop to robbery-homicide detective. She was also Wichita's first female homicide detective, and first female police captain, he said.
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