People who end up working their entire lives in the same job end up putting their blood, sweat and tears into whatever they spend multiple decades doing. This is all the more true for first-responders: police officers, firefighters, military personnel, and paramedics. They literally give their blood, sweat and tears.
One such police officer recently called it a career after 28 years on the force. Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr. spent nearly three decades protecting and serving the citizens of Salem City, New Jersey.
When he finished his last shift and called in his final Code 3 and waited for the response from dispatch, the voice he heard come over his radio's speakers left the career officer a little teary eyed.