Viral WATCH: A Police Sergeant's Tear-Jerking Sign-Off After 28 Years
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.