Marietta’s first female police chief begins duties

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

MARIETTA, Okla. -- Monday was the first day on the job for new Marietta Chief of Police Linda Johnson.

Chief Johnson appeared at work wearing a gun, a badge, and a floral print blouse. Linda Johnson is Marietta’s first ever female Chief of Police. She accepted the position earlier this month after working for twenty years in Ontario, California.

Johnson said she was unaware until recently that she would be blazing a trail as the first woman to hold down that job and that she is definitely looking forward to her new duties.

"I hadn't realized it at first, but it's very exciting, and I think I’m going to love it," Chief Johnson said Monday.

Johnson’s father was born in Marietta.

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  • by Mike Location: Ontario on May 16, 2008 at 03:11 PM
    I have seen your new chief in the police mode. You have gotten a person of high integrity, knowledge and professionalism. Congratulations Chief and best wishes!
  • by Anonymous Location: Sher/Den on Apr 1, 2008 at 12:40 PM
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2008 at 06:52 PM
    they need to get rid of ron bolton before they get in trouble. all the other officers are great. i wish mrs johnson luck and she has alot of learning to do about bolton he is lazy and harrasses everybody he pulled my mother over 2 times in one night.
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