One of Mae Foley’s friends in the Women’s Police Reserve was Capt. Edna Pitkin.

Edna was a Broadway regular, and Mae thought her a bit impulsive. 

One day she told Mae that she’d learned the Department wanted to test out a new bulletproof vest. She volunteered to wear the 12-lb vest and let the inventor shoot her with a .38 police pistol.  

“Didn’t even tickle,”  she proclaimed. 

Mae was flabbergasted.

Mae Foley and Capt. Edna Pitkin are but two of the fascinating women detailed in my upcoming book, The Girls Who Fought Crime. It releases on August 8 and is available for pre-order wherever you buy books!