Oct 28, 2019
Tim Eggebraaten has been a police officer since 1992 and had
many different roles during his career with the Detroit Lakes, MN
Police Department – DARE Instructor, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative
Sergeant, K-9 Handler, and Chief of Police from 2011 – 2016. Tim
retired from the DLPD in November 2016 after 24 ½ years in law
enforcement and 3 years as a correctional officer in Clay County,
MN. Tim and his wife, Denise, have three sons and make their home
in Detroit Lakes.
Like everybody else, Tim faces the challenges of balancing
family life with the rigors of the career and trying to keep
himself physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. The
emotional roller coaster of police work started to catch up with
Tim during his tenure as Chief of Police and it reached a critical
point when one of his best friends and partners took his own life
on May 13th, 2012.
Tim began talking about his own career path and leadership
journey in 2016 and found that talking with others about personal
and emotional topics really helped in his own healing process and
learned that others can benefit from knowing that they are not
alone in their own journey.
Tim will talk (and sing) with your organization about keeping
the harmony in our lives and finding that balance sothat we can
truly be successful in all aspects of our lives. Tim has spent many
years performing as a one-man-band and will use the power of music
during his presentation to inspire and move your audience.