Margaret Queen Phillips Adams was sworn in to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office in 1912, serving until 1947. Needing to support her two children, her brother-in-law Sheriff William A. Hammel asked her to work at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office. On the condition that she would be deputized, she accepted the job (this according to family lore). Margaret took the oath of office on February 16, 1912 and began working in the Civil Division.
In honor of Margaret Adams, KCSO would like to show trbute to our own female officers