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His first name was Joyce and his last name was Kopp, a fitting surname for a man who was revered in the local law enforcement community.

Joyce Kopp, the Wadena police chief from 1975-1989, passed away Dec. 31. He was 77.

The two men who succeeded Kopp as Wadena police chief described him as a mentor and a "cop's cop."

Lane Waldahl met Kopp in 1981 when he learned of an opening at the Wadena Police Department.

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