Dorothy McLaughlin, female deputy sheriff, Dem politico, dies at 86

STRUTHERS — Dorothy McLaughlin, a trailblazer among women in Mahoning County law enforcement and a longtime leader in local Democratic Party politics and veterans’ affairs, died in her Struthers residence Thursday morning at the age of 86 after a multiyear battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 1, 1923, in Struthers.

Arrangements are pending at the Becker-Cunningham Funeral Home.

She was among the first female Mahoning County sheriff’s deputies and among the first women assigned to the sheriff’s road patrol.

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