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Posted: April 23, 2018

Officer retires from police force, makes emotional final call

WATCH: “It’s Been An Incredible Honor," Officer Makes Emotional Final Call After 25 Years

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

JACKSON, Mich. —

Twenty-five years on the job is a lifetime for some, and to leave that life would be emotional to almost anyone. 

Dave Renteria knows something about that. After a quarter-century of patrolling the streets of Jackson, Michigan, Renteria retired this weekend, WILX reported.

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His final call at the end of shift was recorded Sunday, and the raw emotion is making it go viral. 

Renteria thanked his coworkers and the people of his city for his career, all the while trying to choke back the tears, WILX reported.

The video was posted by his son who also paid tribute to his father.

Renteria also responded to the well-wishes that have accompanied the video.

Courtesy: Austin Renteria


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A state trooper in Arizona has hung up his badge, but it is the call that made his retirement official that is full of emotion.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Mark Gilberg signed off for the final time, 37 years after he started, AZ Central reported.

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To begin his retirement, Gilberg started his final call in to the station with, “Badge 2988 began his career ... March 11, 1981.” He began to get emotional and continued, “This will be my final 10-7.”

The video was posted online, KTAR reported.

Trying not to become emotional, Gilberg said, “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve in this great department and work with all you fine people. It’s been a great adventure,” KTAR reported.

He wasn’t the only person in tears during the goodbye. Dispatchers on the other end of the call were also in tears as they gave him his final 10-4, AZ Central reported.

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