Policing clearly runs in the family — Douglas’s son, Doug Hogate Jr., also works on the force. He had been a dispatcher for nine years by the time his father retired. So, when Hogate Sr.’s final day arrived, it was no surprise that his son was involved.
Given that he had devoted 28 years to the police force, there was no way that Hogate Sr.’s last day would be allowed to pass totally unmarked. That’s why he was filmed making his final radio call. Douglas’s daughter, Jenna Keen, recorded the whole thing.
The beginning of the video clip, which rapidly went viral after it was uploaded to Facebook, showed the police sergeant sitting in his squad car. Then, he picked up his radio for the very last time and called in his “Code Three,” officially signing off.