Police sergeant retires in tear-jerking video

While some would be jumping for joy to retire, there are others who find it a little tough to sign off for the very last time.

After serving and protecting for 28 years, Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr., Badge # 612 calls in his final Code 3, in New Jersey. That's enough to make you tear up a bit. Then a voice on the other end of the radio comes on to say:

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

It's his son, Douglas Hogate Jr., who has been a dispatcher for nine years, giving the best send-off to his dad. Listen and watch...

It is with great pleasure to announce that as of today, March 24, 2016 at 1800 hours, after 28 years of service, Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr., Badge # 612, is retiring and has given his final Code 3. The Salem County 9-1-1 Center would like to wish Sgt. Hogate a Happy Retirement & wish him all the best!Here is a video of Sgt. Hogate calling in his final Code 3 earlier today...

Posted by Salem County 9-1-1 Center on Thursday, March 24, 2016


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