Three career paths resonated for Kym
during her early childhood: a
detective, an investigative reporter,
and…a nun. Being a nun, however,
dropped by the wayside when she became
aware of boys—they were the spice of
life she couldn’t deny.
In high school her path was
forged when she took her first job at
a dry cleaners and met every cop in
town, especially the lone female
police officer in patrol. From that
point on there was no stopping Kym’s
pursuit of a career in law enforcement
—even if she had to duct tape rolls of
coins to her waist to meet the weight
requirements to be hired.
Kym followed her dream and
became a detective that fulfilled her
desire to be an investigative
reporter, with one extra perk—a badge.
Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the
majority of her career in SVU. She
retired from the job reluctantly when
her husband drug her kicking and
screaming to another state, but
writing continued to call her name, at
least in her head.