Detective Biography: Kurt Wallander
Officer name: Kurt Wallander
Overview: Chief Inspector of the Ystad Police Department, Sweden
Marital status: Divorced, with daughter. In a relationship.
Location: Ystad police force, Sweden
Case of Note: The suspicious disappearance of retired naval officer Hakan von Enke whilst he took his daily walk in the forest near his apartment in Stockholm.
Personnel Assessment notes:
- Known issues with alcoholism and diabetes.
- Relationships with colleagues are tentative, remaining private and brusque.
- Assertive – sometimes displaying aggressive tactics.
- Highly intelligent.
- Emotional attachment to cases has caused him to disobey police orders in the past.
- Individual has shown signs of disillusionment regarding his role in the police force.
- Depressive but not without humour.
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