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Jeff Potter biography: 13 things about Minneapolis, Minnesota man married to Kim Potter

Jeffrey “Jeff” Potter is a white man from Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. He previously lived in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Potter and his wife Kimberly “Kim” A. Potter have two sons. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is an expert in medical and identity fraud and threat assessment, active shooter instruction, field training, weapons handling and law enforcement. He is also a Glock and M4 armorer and a range master. (a)
  2. From 1985 to 1988, he attended the University of Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota where he earned his associate’s degree in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering. (a)
  3. From 1988 to 1989, he attended Lakewood Community College in Saint Paul where he earned his associate’s degree in law enforcement. (a)
  4. From June 1990 to February 2017, he was a police officer in Fridley, Anoka County, Minnesota. (a)(c)
  5. As a Fridley Police Department detective and an Anoka/Hennepin Drug Task Force member, he obtained a warrant to search the home of Robert Nicholas Trapp, who was later found guilty of second-degree controlled-substance crime and sentenced to 58 months in prison. On August 31, 2010, Trapp filed an appeal challenging the denial of his motion to suppress. (d)
  6. In February 1995, Kim joined the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County. (a)(e)
  7. In 1998, Kim gave birth to their first son. (a)(e)
  8. In 2001, Kim gave birth to their second son. (a)(e)
  9. From May 2005 to September 2008, he worked as a detective at the Anoka/Hennepin Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force. (a)
  10. From October 2008 to September 2011, he worked as a task force officer in the Drug Enforcement Administration of Minneapolis. (a)
  11. In March 2017, he joined Allina Health in Minneapolis as a security officer. (a)
  12. In October 2017, he started working as a corporate investigator at Allina Health. (a)
  13. On April 13, 2021, Kim was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Daunte Wright. On February 18, 2022, she was sentenced to 2 years in prison. He was 49 years old when she was released from jail on April 24, 2023. (f)(g)


5 replies »

  1. I think Kim Potter should have gotten 2nd degree manslaughter not 1st degree. The act was not intentional to kill Wright.


  2. I think that Kim Potter’s case was a horrible tragedy. What happened to Daunte Wright was horrible. My heart goes out to his family and friends and I send them my condolences. However, I don’t think that she intentionally meant to kill him. I think that she made a horrible mistake that any police officer could make when they are put in to a situation like the one that Kim Potter was put in to with Daunte Wright. Let me be clear, This is a horrible tragedy. Daunte Wright died as a young man. He left behind a young child along with family and friends. They all loved him and cared about him and they miss him. However, after I have read about this case, I think that Kim Potter has a strong case for an appeal.


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