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Bel Air Police's Kayhla Hendren, who returned to duty after being severely injured in 2013 crash, promoted

Bel Air Police's Kayhla Hendren, who returned to duty after being severely injured in 2013 crash, promoted

Officer Kayhla Hendren, who returned to duty about two-and-a-half years ago after suffering serious injuries when she was hit by a car, has been promoted to corporal, making her the Bel Air Police Department’s first female supervisor.

Hendren, who has been with the Bel Air Police for 12 years, was sworn in during the town commissioners’ meeting Monday evening. The promotion happened Jan. 25.

In an interview Tuesday, Hendren noted that the news she is the police department’s first female supervisor was initially a surprise since she has worked with other female officers in Bel Air — whom she considers “strong role models” — but they had not been promoted.

Hendren, 36,...

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