Retirement for many is a blessing, you get to finally say goodbye to the working world and hello to the easy life. However, for some people, retirement can be an emotional endeavor. This police retirement is bound to bring a tear to your eye.
Trooper Mark Gilberg started his job with the Arizona Department of Public Safety on the 11th of March, 1981. Now, 37 years later, Gilberg signs off for the very last time.
The Arizona police officer gave a very heartfelt and tearful last radio call to his colleagues to signify the end of his career that lasted almost four decades.
The video was originally shared by the Arizona Department of Public Safety on Twitter. You can see (and hear) Mark Gilberg tear up as he calls in his final goodbye to his colleagues.
Badge 2988 began his career March 11, 1981… this will be my final 10-7.
As the dispatcher responded, Mark can be seen fighting back tears.
10-4, and you’re making me cry too, did everyone copy that?
This police retirement moment brought a lot of people to tears as Trooper Mark Gilberg went on to thank his colleagues for the years of support and friendship he’s had:
It’s been an honour and a privilege. And a great career, it’s been a great adventure. Thirty-seven years and three weeks later – it’s been a great ride, thank you very much and keep smiling.
Then Gilberg broke down in tears as the dispatcher responded with “We appreciate everything you have done.”
The Arizona Department of Public Safety’s spokesman, Bart Graves, said Mark is the longest-serving Arizona DPS trooper. He also said that Gilberg is a “workhorse” with an “incredible work ethic”.
After 37 years and three weeks, Mark was ready to retire, but that doesn’t mean he won’t miss his job and his colleagues. Bravo sir and thank you for your years of service.
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