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Captain Robert Heinen

Robert Heinen is a retired captain of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. He was seventeen years old when World War II began. He enlisted in the Navy and served for four years in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of war. In 1946, six months after the war, he joined the Kansas City Police Department and served for 28 years. He lived with his wife in Kansas City after his retirement and had three daughters and eleven grandchildren.
Following his retirement Captain Heinen published a book, "The Battle Behind the Badge," an autobiography recounting his career, spanning a turbulent era, with the KCPD.
Book Review of The Battle Behind the Badge

by Charles Gray - KC Newscaster

A very interesting and readable book on some very dramatic and violent times for Kansas City, as seen through the eyes of a tough, hard-nosed cop. Captain Bob Heinen was there as Kansas City law enforcement went through some of it's worst and best times.