Carolann Natale was a member of the New York Police
Department. Moreover, she was one of the first women to be appointed to the homicide squad.
She co-authored her story in Homicide Cop: The True Story of Carolann Natale.
According to the book description of Homicide
Cop: The True Story of Carolann Natal, “This woman is a hunter. Murderers are her prey. She's a small-town
mother of two, a one-time waitress who dared to become a cop on the toughest turf of all: the crime-ridden streets of New
York City. Opera is her pleasure, her family is her pride and joy, but murder is her business and the perilous Fourth Zone
her beat. Detective Carolann Natale-one of the first women ever to be appointed to the homicide squad of the N.Y.P.D.”
From the History
of the New York City Police Department
After the evacuation of the city by the British on November 25, 1783, no immediate change
was made in the municipal system. The authority of the Dongan and Montgomerie Charters was suffered to subsist, the State
of New York assuming the functions previously reserved to the English Crown or its representatives. The City remained divided
into seven wards, an Alderman and an assistant being chosen from each annually by the people. Half the city was still in ruins
from the fire of 1776; the other half was dilapidated and impoverished by the period of war and hostile occupation. The work
of rebuilding was soon begun, however, and both literally and figuratively, the city speedily rose from its ashes. The early
mixture of races among the population has already been alluded to. This had become so much more marked about the period of
independence that the people of New York were described as: a strange mosaic of different nations." How much more true
would the phrase be at this day; but it is not out of this mingling of blood that much of the energy, thrift, and keenness
of the people has been derived.