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Darcy Klund biography: 13 things about Minneapolis, Minnesota cop

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

Aside from Minneapolis, Klund has lived in other areas of Minnesota including Cottage Grove. He has also lived in different parts of Wisconsin, USA including Baldwin, Roberts and Hammond.

Darcy Klund
Darcy Klund

Klund and his wife Jamie Beth Ovadal have two children. Their son Tyler Duane Klund is an MPD officer.

A former vocalist in a Christian music band, Darcy used to sing at wedding and funerals. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. In September 1987, he joined the MPD as a uniform patrol before serving as a narcotics.
  2. 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.
  3. From November 2000 to October 2017, he served in the homicide unit of the MPD.
  4. 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.
  5. In 2011, he was nominated as an America’s Most Wanted All-Star. His annual salary in the same year was $144,064.44.
  6. In May 2013, his daughter Alyssa Marie Klund got engaged to Anthony Wittmer.
  7. In 2015, he pinned his son Tyler’s new badge during the MPD’s swearing-in ceremony.
  8. He was interviewed in the “Legacy Matters” podcast episode 22, which was released on May 5, 2019.
  9. 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.
  10. On July 14, 2020, Tyler and stomped Damarlo West during an arrest in Minneapolis. In a lawsuit filed by West after the arrest, he was accused of clearing Tyler of wrongdoing by conducting a supervisor use-of-force review on his son. Minneapolis city attorney Jim Rowader denied said the lawsuit exaggerated his role in the force review. In November 2021, U.S. District Judge David Doty rejected the city’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.
  11. He and his fellow MPD police officers Paul Luther 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.
  12. In June 2021, he retired from the MPD.
  13. He was 55 years old when Dakota County Attorney Kathy Keena announced on August 6, 2021 that she has concluded, after a thorough review of the facts surrounding the death of Idd that he, Huynh and Schmidt were legally justified when they used deadly force during the incident on December 30, 2020.


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