Kleppe Welcomed as Newest FD Police Officer
The city of Fort Dodge welcomed the newest addition to the Fort Dodge Police Department last night. The council gave approval to the hiring of Officer Troy Kleppe, who will join the force on January 2. Kleppe, who was born in Fort Dodge and a graduate of Eagle Grove High School, most recently served as a security officer at Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center. Kleppe was a Purple Heart recipient in 2010 and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Iowa Army National Guard. Before being on patrol, Kleppe will attend police academy until April, followed by Fort Dodge Police field training.