By Anna Jauhola
The Kittson County Commissioners approved hiring a deputy sheriff to fill the final open position at that office during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 30.
Sheriff-elect Matt Vig said three people interviewed for the position, and the best candidate was Kelly Gustafson who resides in Pelan, just on the Roseau-Kittson border. Vig said Gustafson is a 1999 Tri-County School graduate, has worked in law enforcement since 2001, first as a dispatcher in Roseau County, then as a police officer in Warroad in 2003 and finally settling as a Roseau County deputy in 2005. He has been a member for the Borderland Special Response Team (SRT) for 15 years and team leader of that group for 10 years. He is also a certified active shooter instructor.
“The background investigation was really good on him,” Vig said. “We had a lot of good reports from the law enforcement over there. He’s got a lot of experience.”
Vig said Gustafson can start anytime and asked that he start at C-43-4, Step 10, which is $36.51 per hour.
Read the full story in the Jan. 4, 2023, edition of the Kittson County Enterprise.