Law enforcement family celebrates 91st birthday of Alice Chandler, OCSD’s first female deputy


Orange County’s first female deputy recently turned 91, but she wishes she still were a cop. “I love to protect people,” says the straight-shooting Alice Chandler, who was deputized in 1949 to patrol the Irvine Ranch. “I pretty much do that at my nursing home. I’ve probably gotten maybe five or six staff members fired (for misconduct). The owners really appreciate me being there.” Chandler celebrated her birthday June 18 with several active and retired deputies and police officers that have embraced her since her historical distinction came to light in August 2016. They have befriended her, and Chandler –…

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