Kyle Munneke started his new duties as a Lyon County deputy sheriff April 15. The Rock Valley native comes to the Lyon County Sheriff’s department as a six-year veteran of the Rock Valley city police department and two-year fill-in with the Sioux County Sheriff’s department.
Munneke was born and raised in Rock Valley and studied police science at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, Iowa before landing a part-time spot on the Rock Valley police squad. He said he was drawn to law enforcement as a way of following in his grandpa’s footsteps. “My grandpa, Lloyd, was a person who helped a lot of people and I always admired him for that,” said Munneke.
Munneke said the sheriff’s office side of law enforcement has always interested him. “In college, the sheriff’s office