Police Officer Signs Off For Last The Time Before Retiring

Douglas Hogate, Sr. has served and protected as a police officer in Salem City, New Jersey, for nearly decades. After dedicating his life for 28 years to law enforcement, Hogate recently retired. In the touching video below, officer Hogate officially signs off for the last time on his last shift, calling in his final Code 3.

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!”

What makes the moment even more special is that Douglas Hogate Jr. — his own son — is the voice on the other end of the radio receiving his signoff. For nearly a decade, he’s been a dispatcher at Salem County Dispatch Center. What a wonderful sendoff, his son must be so proud to be following his father’s footsteps.

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H/T: Fox29, Salem County 911 Center

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