If you haven’t heard about the latest news in #blackgirlmagic, let me be the first to tell you. These 5 actual sisters are serving as high-ranking NYPD officials ranging from deputy chief to retired sergeant. The Homles sisters are from Queens, New York and they are affectionately called the “Fab Five” because it isn’t every day we see a whole family of black women serving their community in such a grand way.
ABC News reports:
The Holmes sisters are the New York Police Department’s very own “fab five,” five high-ranking and barrier-breaking police officers who just happen to be sisters.
Juanita Holmes is a deputy chief. Janice Holmes is a captain. Estella Holmes and Selena Holmes are both sergeants and Bernice Holmes is a retired sergeant.
Juanita, the oldest of the Holmes sisters, is one of the highest-ranking women in the NYPD, overseeing the Domestic Violence Unit.
Capt. Janice Holmes is the first African-American female commanding officer of her precinct. She said the sisters are competitive with each other.
All the sisters followed in the footsteps of Bernice, who was the first to join the police force at the urging of a friend by the name of Charlie Divine.
The Holmes sisters grew up in Queens, New York, with 13 siblings in all.
Today, more than half of those siblings have careers in law enforcement.
“We always had a very good relationship but now that we’re all cops we can relate to each other, like the stress on a job, what goes on in a job, and things like that,” Estella said.
The Holmes sisters are also uniquely part of both the African-American and law enforcement communities, which have seen tensions rise in recent years.
This is beautiful!