Smyrna’s first female cop retires after 40 years

After 40 years, Smyrna police’s first female cop is set to retire Friday.

Mary Katherine “KK” Wrozier has spent the latter part of her career working with children as a detective in the Crimes Investigation Division, according to a release.

Inspired by her Uncle Bob, Wrozier joined the City of Smyrna police force in 1976.

“Polishing his leather gear for his uniforms and him telling us what to do if someone grabbed us made me want to become a cop,” Wrozier said. “Prior to his passing he told me how proud he was.”

The Smyrna Police Department has 93 officers, but fewer than 15 are women, according to the release.

During her tenure, Wrozier received the 2013 Public Safety Officer of the Year from the Cobb County Bar Association. The award recognizes officers who demonstrate the highest level of career professionalism.

She is the only female to receive the award.

Wrozier credits her mom for motivating her.

“My mother said I can do and be anything I want,” Wrozier said. “When others told me not to do it and that it wasn’t for women, she always told me I can do it. And I did.”

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