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Deputy Sheriff Luther Frederick Klug | Dakota County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Dakota County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff

Luther Frederick Klug

Dakota County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 16, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 1140

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 7/15/1996

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 4 years

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Deputy Sheriff Luther Klug was killed when a drunk driver ran a stop sign and struck his patrol car on the driver's side at the intersection of Highway 316 and 200th Street, in Hastings. The impact of the crash pushed the patrol car into a nearby ditch.

Deputy Klug was flown to Ramsey County Medical Center where he died shortly after 1:00 am.

The suspect was convicted of charges relating to the accident and sentenced to only four years in jail.

Deputy Klug had served with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office for six years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 15 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Luther and Geri came into the jail one year on Halloween, all dressed up. They looked SO cute together, as they always did. Geri lost her partner WAY too soon. So proud to see that Jordan is following in his fathers footsteps! Luther would be SO proud of him. RIP Luther. We won't forget.

Retired Correctional Deputy Nancy Russel
Dakota County Sheriff's Department
July 17, 2015


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