Cheyenne Police Chief Kozak selected as finalist for position in his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Cheyenne Police Department's own Chief Brian Kozak announces that he is a finalist for a position in Duluth, Minnesota. *Duluth, MN. ​View from the West Hillside of Duluth looking at Lake Superior and famous Lift Bridge. * "It is with bittersweet emotion that I inform the community and members of the Police Department that I am one of two finalists for the position of Duluth, MN Police Chief," Kozak wrote in a release. Kozak was born in Duluth as the ninth child in the Maruska family, before becoming adopted by their family friends, the Kozaks. ​*h/t CPD/Pitchengine Communities* His mother was diagnosed with terminal leukemia, and shortly after his father sustained a traumatic brain injury, causing his eight siblings to be sent to various foster homes. Kozak says that he recently has reconnected with his brothers and sisters, who all remained in Duluth, in which he said "I am excited about this possibility to return to Duluth so our entire family can once again be united, while I continue to do the job I love." There have been 48 Cheyenne police chiefs since 1867, and Kozak has been the fifth longest serving chief with over six years of service. Kozak commented that he has reservations about leaving the Cheyenne area as he enjoys the community. *h/t CPD/Pitchengine Communities* "I will have another round of interviews with the Duluth Mayor and community near the end of April to determine if we are the right fit for each other," Kozak wrote. "You should take pride in the fact that Duluth selected me as a finalist because they are impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of the Cheyenne Police Department." *Feature photo: CPD/Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news