A month has passed after the death of Jonathan Ferrel, a football player who was fatally shot ten times by a Charlotte police officer after a car accident. But the memories of his loved ones will remain forever in their hearts. One of those people is his fiancée Cache Heidel. Caché Heidel said in an interview with NBC News, when asked about the the police officer, Randall Kerrick who fired 12 shots, hitting the unarmed Farrell ten times
“I’ve forgiven him,” “I’m not hateful. I understand it. He was scared. It just hurts.”
Heidel is struggling with the pain of what happened that night in mid-September.
“Everything went wrong that evening that could possibly go wrong,”
Cache’ R. Heidel is a local tax preparer at Ernst & Young, Llc located in Charlotte, NC. She received the AICPA Legacy/Minority Student Scholar and attended Florida State University – College of Business graduating in 2011 with a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance, last year she gained her Master’s, Accountancy from Wake Forest University. She is also a dancer, while at Florida State, she belonged to the group Level Dance Company National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). She was also active in Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
She is the treasurer of National Assoc. of Black Accountants (NABA), position she has held since 2009. Some of her professional skills include Accounting, Tax, Auditing, Financial Reporting, Microsoft Excel, GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, General Ledger, Microsoft Word, Access, Microsoft Office, Financial Modeling and File Management.
She worked as an office assistant during one year at Florida State University Communications Department where she used to organized office and stocked supply rooms while assisted with copying, scanning, scheduling, answering phones, and other administrative tasks. She completed one-week rotations in tax, audit, risk advisory, recruiting, finance and creative services during her 3-month internship at Ernst & Young. The Staff tax accountant’s hometown is Tallahassee, Florida but she currently lives in Charlotte, NC.
According to the interview, Heidel smiles when she remembers the moment she fell for him. They were driving home from a high school football game. He was pumping gas when he saw a woman digging through the trash. While Heidel waited in the car, she said she saw Ferrell take the woman inside the gas station and bought her food.
“I always called him ‘Sweets’ because he was the sweetest person I ever met,”
You can find Cache on Facebook here. RIP Jonathan Ferrel.