Police Woman — Family Finds

Sadie Osborne, 1888-1940, was born in Port Jefferson, Ohio, but lived nearly her entire life in Indianapolis, Indiana. [1] Sadie lived with my father’s family the last 7 years of her life, after her retirement from the police department. As a result, my father knew her well and heard many of her stories. When I was a kid, and my father repeated stories about Aunt Sadie, I imagined her as Pepper Anderson of the TV program “Police Woman.” It ran from 1974-78 and starred Angie Dickenson. Pepper worked undercover to get criminals to reveal themselves. And, she always made an arrest by the end of the show every week. The character was both tough and glamorous. [2]

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