More than 28 years of police work will end for Detective Capt. Albert Heusel when he resigns July 15 from the Ann Arbor Police Department.
Capt. Heusel Resigns From Police Force
Detective Bureau Head To Quit July 15; Will Seek New Job Elsewhere
Detective Capt. Albert Heusel announced today his resignation from the Ann Arbor Police Department after more than 28 years of continuous service. He will remain on active duty until July 15.
No successor has been named to replace him as head of the detective bureau.
In his formal statement to Police Chief Casper M. Enkemann, Capt. Heusel said that he felt it to be “in my best interests" in resigning at this time.
Will Seek Work Elsewhere
"It is my intention," he stated, "to seek employment elsewhere. The amount I would receive as a retired city employee would be insufficient to provide for necessities for my wife and myself.”
Capt. Heusel, who will be 54 years old on July 14, could have remained in the department until he reached 60 under the present retirement program.
Of Heusel, the oldest man, service-wise, on the department, Enkemann said, “He is one of the best police officers I have ever worked with and our great loss when he leaves us will be another’s gain. His honesty, integrity and conscientiousness were above reproach.”
Feted In 1949
Capt. Heusel was feted on his 25th anniversary with the department in March, 1949. At that time he was presented a gold badge in1scribed with his name at a surprise party planned by Enkemann.
Capt. Heusel joined the police force as a patrolman on March 15, 1924. In 1939 he was promoted to detective, and five years later he became a detective sergeant. He was appointed to his present post on Nov. 15, 1946.
As for the future, Heusel first plans to take his regular annual vacation before making any defiinite moves.