Detective Nancy Penrod’s right hook is better then her bob. She pulls no punches, that is, until she returns home. For the past month, Penrod is the sole detective for the crimes against persons division of the Platte County, Missouri sheriff’s department.  On the clock, she investigates the County’s murders and molestations.   While at home, she navigates her granddaughter’s sixth grade science homework. Her life is a constant struggle between tenderness and grit.

All photos taken in and around Platte City, Missouri between the dates of September 22nd through September 25th, 2014 while participating in the Missouri Photojournalism Workshop - 66.