Meet Detective Tina Guerrero: The NYPD’s Only Female Counter Sniper
Yesterday we told you about the first female recruits to graduate from the U.S. Army’s Infantry One Station Unit Training. Continuing on with the theme of women breaking barriers, we’d like to introduce you to the NYPD’s first female counter sniper.
5-foot, 1-inch Det. Tina Guerrero became a NYPD officer soon after the birth of her first child at age 24. Initially working in a vice squad, she wanted something more challenging, so she decided to try and join the department’s vaunted Emergency Service Unit (ESU), an elite group that handles everything from hostage situations to presidential details.
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“It’s like a big boy’s playground, and I wanted to play in it. I was welcomed with open arms,” Guerrero told Fox 5. “I’ve always been treated with the utmost respect.”
Part of that respect comes from the fact that she carries her own gear, but it also comes from her ability with a long gun.
“In the beginning, I really was a little intimidated by it,” she said. “I’d never really shot a precision rifle before. And hearing the term ‘counter sniper’ — you’re looked at a little bit of a higher level, …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life