Melvin Kilbo, formerly of Golden Valley, Minnesota, and recently of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on January 22nd, 2018. Mr Kilbo, an Army veteran, had a long and successful career in law enforcement. He served from 1958 to 1975 as a police officer and detective sergeant with the Golden Valley Police Department. From 1975 to 1991 he served as Police Chief in Orono. He also served as President of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.
Mr. Kilbo retired in 1991 and spent several years traveling with his wife, Mary, in an RV around the United States before settling in Mesa, Arizona. Mary preceded Melvin, passing in 2013. Melvin was also preceded by his parents, Herman and Esther of Sebeka, Minnesota and his brother Marvin of California. He is survived by his sons Erik Kilbo of South Carolina, and Brian Kilbo of Minnesota. Internment will be at the Mountain View Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona.