In Retirement, ‘The Chief’ Has Time on His Hands


The Raleigh News and Observer profiles retired police chief Fred Heineman, a New York native and NYPD veteran who spent 15 years as top cop in the North Carolina city. What is up to today? Not much. If you need an update on the state of the world, and specifically the fate of the young Alabama blonde who went to Aruba on vacation and never came back, the Chief is the man to see. He watches Fox News all day long. “I’m a Foxaholic,” he says.

“I sit on the front stoop there and I envy the garbage man, the mailman,” says Heineman, 75. “They have a job. They have a reason to get up in the morning. I don’t.” This is an odd twilight for a man who just a decade ago was a force to be reckoned with, says the News and Observer.


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