April 2018 Salute to Law Enforcement: Roxanne Dahl

Via Moorhead Police Department 

Roxane Dahl grew up in Moorhead and graduated from the Moorhead Senior High School. She has 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren, ages 3 months to 16 years old who are temporarily living with her in Dilworth, Minnesota. Prior to 1972, she worked at O’Meara’s Finest clothing store in the mall located on Center Avenue for 2 years as the stockroom manager. There were 6 other stores affiliated that the merchandise from this location was distributed to. In 1972, Rocky began her long career with the Moorhead Police Department. She hadn’t imaged that she would stay for 45 years and 9 months! She worked for 5 different police chiefs in 3 separate buildings. One of those police chief’s was her father John L. Sullivan and she adds that she couldn’t be prouder! She continued to work within the Records Department greeting community members on a daily basis and also saw a lot of technology change over time. Rocky started with a manual typerwriter and got her first electric typerwriter in 1974. It wasn’t until 1983 when she had to become familiar with computers and the technology expectations have continued to grow.