SPOUSES Ian Rain
Josie had a nose job in 1990 to further her modeling career. In real life, the actress had had the operation to fix a defect in her nasal passages.
She had chicken pox in 1993.
She was shot by Blair Baker in 1996, which left her without her left ovary. The experience also traumatized her on a psychological level.
In 1997, Josie miscarried in her fourth month after being pushed out of a window five stories above the ground and landing on a trampoline.
CURRENT AND FORMER OCCUPATIONS
Josie got her big break in 1990 when she broke into the modeling world. She left Bay City in December of that year to pursue an acting career in Hollywood.
When she returned to Bay City, she revealed that her success was short-lived. She had been so upset at the lack of jobs, and devastated at the recent loss of her mother, Josie had found herself slowly sucked into the world of high-class prostitution. She returned to Bay City vowing never to work for her madam, Bonnie Broderick, again. Bonnie followed her to Bay City, but Josie, with Ian Rain's help, was able to break free for good.
In 1995, Josie helped the police nab the person who had been beating prostitutes. The experience affected her so deeply that she decided she wanted to become a police officer. She entered the police academy and several months later emerged as Officer Watts.
Over the next few years she would demonstrate herself to be one of the worst officers in the history of the force. In 1996, after struggling with a perp, his gun went off accidentally, killing him. For this she received a commendation. In 1997, she did a background check on former officer Eddie Carlino, and she attempted to shoot a crazed Commissioner Raines from within an air shaft. Despite having a clear shot, and despite being one of the best sharpshooters in the history of the police acedemy, Josie still missed. It was up to Joe Carlino to nail Raines with a wild shot. Yet, she was not only commended, but promoted for her actions. Josie continued to disgrace herself with lousy performance and outright stupidity.
In 1996 she resigned when she felt herself mentally unfit for duty. Subsequent courage under fire restored her abilities and her job.
In 1997, Josie found she could not tolerate her partner Gary's habit of breaking the rules in his investigations. She asked for and received a transfer to the commissioner's office. Over the next few months she was back working under the captain, though her return to police duty was never explained.
In the fall of 1997, Josie received her third medal for capturing Chip Rayburn, even though her actions had been deplorable.