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Olivia's police chief died unexpectedly Sunday

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Olivia Police Chief Donald Davern died unexpectedly Sunday.

Davern's death was announced in a news release early Monday morning by the Olivia Police Department. No further details were released concerning his death.


Davern had served 34 years in the Olivia Police Department, first as an officer and then as chief of police. He also was the Olivia Civil Defense Director.

He had also served as Renville County Sheriff for four years.

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