Fortunately, his son, Doug Hogate Jr., also works on the force. In fact, he had been a dispatcher for nine years by the time his father retired. It seems that policing, then, runs in this family. So when Hogate Sr.’s final day arrived, it was no surprise that his son was involved.
After all, Hogate Sr. had devoted 28 years to the police force, so there was no way that his last day would be allowed to pass totally unmarked. That’s why his daughter, Jenna Keen, was on hand to film him making his final radio call.
The beginning of the video clip, which rapidly went viral after it was uploaded to Facebook, shows the police sergeant sitting in his squad car. Then he picks up his radio for the very last time and calls in his “Code Three,” officially signing off.