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Single mother of five balances career as Baltimore police officer

Single mother of five balances career as Baltimore police officer

Caleb Crisafulli, 13, doesn't hesitate to explain what he thinks of his mom, Karyn Crisafulli, an eight-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department. "A superhero — my superhero — goes into work and helps people every single day," he said. A superhero, however defined, Crisafulli is certainly a super woman; a police officer, single mom to Caleb and his four siblings — Colton, 3, Ethan, 10, Izzie, 12 and 15-year-old Jacob — and a full-time student at the University of Baltimore. But even superheroes have their families that love them, that worry over them when they are deployed to help hold the blue line in the face of rioting, as...

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