Morton, Donna Jean Hughes(born: 1944 - died: 1995)
Donna Morton, from Lexington, KY, was the first woman hired as a police instructor at Eastern Kentucky University. She was an instructor-coordinator in the Kentucky Justice Department's Bureau of Training. The appointment was made by Robert C. Stone. Donna Morton was a graduate of Kentucky State University and Eastern Kentucky University. She had been employed at the Frankfort Police Department in several divisions, and at the Lexington Police Department. She was the wife of Herbert L. Morton, and the daughter of Georgia M. Clark Hughes. Her children are Jerrel Morton and LaReace Morton Carr. For more see "Donna Morton, first police instructor," The Afro American, 11/09/1974, p.4; "Black woman makes splash as first Ky. police pundit," Jet, 01/02/1975, p.23; C. Schaefer, "Female instructors bring diversity to the classroom," Inside Information: Kentucky Law Enforcement News, March 2004, vol.3, no.1, pp.56-57; and the obituaries section of the Lexington Herald-Leader, 04/25/1995, p.B2.