In 1912 Annie May Jackson became the first female police officer in
Canada. She was appointed to the Edmonton Police Department as a
Constable and was given the task of helping young girls and women uphold
high morals and manners. She died at the age of 80 in Edmonton, after
being hit by a car while crossing the street. Since then an Edmonton
neighbourhood, road, park, and most recently a school, have been named
in her honour to preserve her legacy.