The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

By John Hunt
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Police Chief Fred Fletcher Also A Really Good Runner

Former Texas Resident Loving His Newest Job In Chattanooga

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - by John Hunt

If you haven’t had the chance to meet Fred Fletcher, maybe you should do so if the opportunity ever presents itself


Fletcher was born in Louisville before moving with his family to upstate New York as a youth, but he spent most of his life in Texas where he earned a degree from the University of Texas in 1990 with a major in accounting


He was hoping to be a fighter pilot in the Navy, but his eyes weren’t good enough so he changed his focus to going to work for the FBI.

How did he get into running?  Read more to find out!

(This is the 59th in a series of features on runners in Chattanooga. If you know someone who might make an interesting story, email John Hunt at


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