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Female ex-hockey star now walking cop’s beat

After a successful hockey career, Stephanie O’Sullivan’s love of the action continues, as a member of the Boston police department

The blue lights flash, and Boston Police officer Stephanie O’Sullivan stomps on the accelerator. While investigating a possible midnight break-in in Dorchester, her fingers dangle above her revolver, like Gary Cooper in “High Noon.” After the “all clear” is given, she relaxes. Being a police officer isn’t a whole lot different from being a Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame player, she says.

She should know. She is both.

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