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Tribune photos by Ron Adams Willmar Police Chief Jim Kulset, left, greets Kandiyohi County Assistant County Attorney Connie Crowell during a coffee party held Friday at the Kandiyohi County Law Enforcement Center in honor of Kulset's police career. Kulset retired Friday after more than three decades in law enforcement, the last 11 years spent as chief of the Willmar Police Department.

More than 30 years after his police career began, Willmar chief hangs up his badge, gun


Willmar Police Chief Jim Kulset may have han-ded in his badge on Friday, but he got to take his gun home with him.

The retiring chief of was honored by the Willmar Police and Peace Officers Association, wh-ich purchased Kulset's service weapon, a .40-caliber Glock 22 handgun, from the city and had it engraved with his name and the dates of his tenure as chief. In turn, the officers bought the city a new gun to replace the gift.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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