WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Former Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay has been elected sheriff of St. Louis County, Minnesota.

Ramsay won with 49.2% of the vote, defeating the current undersheriff, Jason Lukovsky. The county seat is Duluth, which is Ramsay's hometown.

The new sheriff, who has been in law enforcement for 28 years, will be in charge of a department with around 300 employees. 

Ramsay's six-year tenure as Wichita police chief ended on March 1, 2022. 

Ramsay announced in December that he was leaving to spend more time with his family. He said that while in Wichita, some of his proudest accomplishments are hiring more women, Latino and African American officers. He said he was also proud of helping to improve the department's relationship with the community.