Former RCPD Capt. Deb Cady passes away after battling cancer

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The Rapid City Police Department reports that former Capt. Deb Cady passed away after battling cancer. She retired as the RCPD's second-in-command in 2012.

The RCPD tweeted the announcement late Friday afternoon.

Cady made history as the department's first female lieutenant and first female captain. The RCPD says she'll be remembered as a local trailblazer for women in law enforcement.

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