Gwen Elliott - Born 1944 in Duquesne. Graduated from CCAC. Served in US Air Force 1964-69, Air National Guard 1969-73 & U.S. Army Reserve 1974-79. In 1976, was one of first 12 women to graduate from Pgh Police Academy. First woman promoted to Sergeant 1984. First black woman promoted to Commander 1986. Retired in 2002 & founded Gwen's Girls, first nonprofit organization in Allegheny Co dedicated solely to needs of at-risk girls ages 8-18. Passed away on May 14, 2007.