In February 1946, Ida Oplas was sworn into her post as Lexington policewoman. For most of her career, Ida worked with juveniles and checked the red-light district for runaways. In 1967, she was promoted to sergeant, becoming the first woman sergeant in Lexington. In July 1949, Oplas shot a perfect score on the seven-yard straight course.
-John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader photographs
2013 Women's History Month exhibit by Deirdre Scaggs