LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department has named its first female Asian-American supervisor pilot in the air support division Thursday.
Sgt. Janet Kim accepted the promotion during her command pilot wings ceremony. It was a particularly momentous occasion for the Asian-American community.
Kim has been with the LAPD for more than 19 years. The Korean-American said it is a dream job for her and she doesn't know how she made it, but she persevered.
"I believe 60 plus sergeants applied for this job. When I turned in that application, I thought, why not? All these years, basically, I worked toward this job. To be given this opportunity to be a part of this team is extraordinary," she said.
She also had inspirational words for anyone who has big dreams, saying "you are more capable than you know."
LAPD names its 1st female Asian-American supervisor pilot
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