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RUNDE, Kenneth. (Dubuque, IA-- ). Runde was hired by the Dubuque County Sheriff's Department in 1976 as a dispatcher. He worked thirteen years in patrol and was promoted to captain in 1988. In 2004 Runde was elected sheriff.

In April 2009 Runde was nominated as the U. S. Marshal for the Northern District of Iowa. He was sworn in on October 28, 2010.