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Funeral service set for former Raleigh police chief

Posted March 22, 2010 4:09 p.m. EDT

— Mourners can remember former Raleigh police chief and U.S. congressman Frederick K. Heineman Tuesday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s St. A viewing is scheduled at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Heineman’s funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road in Wake Forest. He will be buried Friday in the Bronx at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Heineman died of natural causes at his Raleigh home Saturday, police said. He was 80 years old.

Heineman served as the Raleigh chief of police from 1979 to 1994. He resigned as police chief to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Her served one term in North Carolina's 4th District.

A New York City native, Heineman was born Dec. 28, 1929, and graduated from Mt. St. Michael High School, according to his Congressional biography. He served four years in the Marines Corps and spent 25 years with the New York Police Department before coming to Raleigh.