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Tutor was all smiles in 1994 when she was awarded a trophy for being the most-improved marksman on the department. She said it wasn’t hard to improve on her previous performance, which was “pretty bad.”

Michelle Tutor has a unique distinction among all the officers in Ashland Police Department history.

“I am the only grandma ever to patrol the streets of the city of Ashland,” she said.


Tutor was joined by fellow officer Bob Moore for a June 1998 photo.


Retired Ashland Police Sgt. Michelle Tutor relaxes with a cup of coffee after her retirement. Her T-shirt jokes about taking up sewing in retirement, but she has actually sewed handmade shopping bags that have been sold to raise money for the police department’s scholarship fund — a pursuit she plans to continue in retirement.

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