Editorial: Greenwood loses local statesman, not politician

Richard Eugene “Dick” Heiney might be best described as a professional citizen.

He devoted years of service to Greenwood, both officially and unofficially. He died last week at age 78.

Heiney served on the city’s board of zoning appeals, the planning commission and the board of works and was elected to the city council. He helped lead the effort to create a police commission to improve professionalism in the department.

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