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Heather Fong, whose father emigrated from China, is the first woman in San Francisco to break through the ranks and become chief of police. On the force now for 29 years, Chief Fong is known for her long hours and her sense of fairness. Chief Fong also brings a woman's perspective to the scene of a crime.

"When we see people after traumatic situations," Chief Fong says, "I think it's very important that the humanity and the compassion that each of our officers has comes out in those conversations."
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FROM: Eight Women Oprah Wants You to Know
Published on October 17, 2005

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