She was a trailblazer being the first African American female Special Agent hired in all of CI in 1972. She was also the first African American female to be promoted to a supervisory position. In her post-retirement years, she ran an private investigations firm which was housed just a few floors down from the Phoenix SAC office here in Phoenix. Bernice would, on occasion, attend some of our holiday functions and show off the scrap book that she kept of her early years as an agent.
Rest in Peace