The First Female Asian-American Cop - Agnes Chan / by Natalie Kim

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You have to think of the community as a whole, as a family,” she said. “And they should be able to go out and help their family and do something good.
— Retired NYPD officer Agnes Chan
Chan, with Police Officer Sonny Carter and a Chinatown business owner, in 1981. Courtesy Agnes Chan

Chan, with Police Officer Sonny Carter and a Chinatown business owner, in 1981. Courtesy Agnes Chan

Agnes Chan, Retired from the NYPD John Makely / NBC News

Agnes Chan, Retired from the NYPD John Makely / NBC News

Chan, with husband Wilson and daughters Tiffany and Stephanie, at a promotion ceremony at 1 Police Plaza in 1991. Credit: Agnes Chan

Chan, with husband Wilson and daughters Tiffany and Stephanie, at a promotion ceremony at 1 Police Plaza in 1991. Credit: Agnes Chan

The police themselves are having a hard time, and [so are] the people, because it seems like it’s us against them,” Chan said, “and it shouldn’t be. Somewhere along the line we have to come together and work together. That’s the only way it’s going to work.
— Retired NYPD officer Agnes Chan