In 1973, "on a dare, Thonie Hevron tested
with San Rafael Police Department for Parking
Enforcement Officer. Yes, she got the job and
became Rita the Meter Maid for three years. Six
months after promoting to Dispatch, she married
an officer and left police work.
In 1981, she got a job with Petaluma Police as
a Community Service Officer and dispatcher.
1983 brought a divorce. After seven years on
the street, she traded jobs with a dispatcher
and went inside. In 1988, she married a
Petaluma Fire Captain, Danny Hevron. In 1991,
Sonoma County Sheriff's Office recruited her as
a Records Supervisor for the Central
Information Bureau. With budget cuts looming,
she left in 1994. She found a job at Bishop PD,
in the Eastern Sierras, where they intended to
Danny and Thonie moved to Bishop, California.
Then, in 2004, again, she was offered a job she
couldn't refuse--dispatcher for Rohnert Park
Department of Public Safety. Thrilled to be
back in Sonoma County to be closer to family,
she finally retired in 2011 after a cumulative
35 years of service." Thonie Hevron is the
author of With Malice Aforethought, By
Force or Fear and Intent to Hold.