VBSO celebrates Black History Month and Ruth Kate, 1st Black VB jail matron

Black History Month

Ruth Kates (Courtesy: VBSO)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office tweeted Saturday about Ruth Kates, the first Black jail matron to serve at the jail.

Officials say she served in the 1960s. They are working to learn more about Kates and her history.

Anyone with information is asked to reach out on Twitter or email the department.

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