By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Friday is the final day on the job for long-time Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman.

Ziman is retiring after 30-years on the force.

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She began as a police cadet and worked her way up through the ranks and became Aurora’s first female police chief in 2016.

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She was also a finalist for the Chicago police superintendent job that went to David Brown.

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Ziman and the department were honored for their response to the Henry Pratt Warehouse mass shooting in 2019 that left five employees dead and injured five officers.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff