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Detroit Lakes police officer found dead near his home

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DETROIT LAKES - A 19-year veteran of the Detroit Lakes Police Department died Sunday evening near his home from a gunshot wound, apparently self-inflicted.

Patrol Officer Chad Jutz was well-regarded and active both in Detroit Lakes and the Frazee community, where his family has deep roots, said Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon, who was serving as spokesman for the case on Monday.

"He died of a gunshot wound," Gordon said. "No foul play is suspected."

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