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Darcy Klund biography: 13 things about Minneapolis, Minnesota cop

Darcy Klund

Darcy Klund

Darcy Duane Klund is a white man from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He is a Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) veteran.

Klund and his wife Jamie Beth Ovadal have two children. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. Aside from Minneapolis, he has lived in other areas of Minnesota including Cottage Grove. He has also lived in different parts of Wisconsin including Baldwin, Roberts and Hammond.
  2. He is a former vocalist in a Christian music band. He used to sing at wedding and funerals.
  3. In September 1987, he joined the MPD as a uniform patrol before serving as a narcotics.
  4. He was 21 years old when he joined the MPD.
  5. In October 1994, he became a homicide detective, a police sergeant as well as the MPD’s uniform patrol supervisor, community response team supervisor and narcotics unit supervisor.
  6. From November 2000 to October 2017, he served in the homicide unit of the MPD.
  7. He appeared in “The First 48” Season 8 episode 16 “Smoke/Touch of Evil,” which aired on September 23, 2008, along with his colleagues Erick Fors, Jerry Wallerick and Gerhard Wehr. He appeared in “The First 48” Season 17 episode 15 “Inside the Tape Special#6,” which aired on April 26, 2018 along with his colleagues Robert Dale, Emily Dunphy, Christopher Gaiter, Chris Granger, Jane Moore and Twila Villella.
  8. In 2011, he was nominated as an America’s Most Wanted All-Star. His annual salary in the same year was $144,064.44.
  9. In May 2013, his daughter Alyssa Marie Klund got engaged to Anthony Wittmer.
  10. His son Tyler Duane Klund is also an MPD police officer with the badge number is 3729. In 2015, he pinned Tyler’s new badge during the MPD’s swearing-in ceremony.
  11. He was interviewed in the “Legacy Matters” podcast episode 22, which was released on May 5, 2019.
  12. On June 11, 2020, he was one of the 14 MPD police officers who penned an open letter condemning Derek Chauvin, their former colleague who fatally arrested African-American man George Floyd at 3759 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.
  13. He and his fellow MPD police officers Paul Huynh and Jason Schmidt were involved in the fatal shooting of Somali-American man Dolal Bayle Idd on December 30, 2020 at the Holiday Gas station near East 36th Street and Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, which was about 1 mile away from 3759 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis.

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