On tonight’s show we’ll talk with Debra Gauthier, author of Bright Lights, Dark Places. Debra was one of the first female patrol officers hired under the same standards as men on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. She spent 21 years on the force, leaving it in 2001. During her tenure she faced down suspects who were high on PCP, had high-speed chases into on coming traffic and used her martial arts skills to subdue burly men.
But not all of Debra’s battles while working as a police officer were with criminals. She sometimes faced discrimination in the male-dominated profession, suffering demotions and unsafe working conditions when other officers would not provide backup. Adding to the bias against her within the department was her sexuality. Debra was homosexual. Debra will share it all with us—the good, the bad and the ugly. So please join us for what promises to be an entertaining and informative hour. The show begins at 9 p.m. Eastern