A cop's Kopp
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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