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After 28 years on the job, Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr. called it in for the very last time.

The police sergeant called in his final Code 3 last Thursday in an emotional video released by the Salem County 911 Center.

And it was all capped off with one fitting finale: Hogate’s son, Douglas Jr., came on the radio to give his dad a send-off he wouldn’t forget.

“It is a great pleasure to announce that after 1,800 hours on this date, after 28 years of service, my father, Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr., Badge #612, is retiring and giving his final Code 3.

It is my honor ... to acknowledge this Code 3 to the greatest man I know."

Douglas Jr. has been a dispatcher at Salem County Dispatch Center for 9 years, according to Fox 29.

Watch the touching send-off, above.


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