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Officer gives final Code 3 before retiring

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Posted at 10:37 AM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-02 10:37:46-04

A video posted on the Salem County, N.J. 9-1-1 Center Facebook page shows an emotional moment where a police sergeant gives his final Code 3 sign-off before retiring.

Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr. served 28 years with the Salem County Police Department and had his last shift on March 28.

His son issued the Code 3 and said, "It is my honor as Salem County PST Douglas Hogate Jr. to acknowledge this Code 3 to the greatest man I know."

Check out the awesome video below.

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