An emotional trooper gave the most tearful goodbye right before he left for retirement. It was so touching!
Most people are so excited when they get to retire from their jobs. So, you can tell how much someone loves serving others and working their jobs when their heart is filled with so much emotion when it is time for them to move into another season of their lives. That is the case with Trooper Mark Gilberg on his retirement day. He was so emotional about leaving and his departure even had me crying!
It was his final shift and it all hit him when it was time to make his radio call and sign off for the last time. He worked for the Arizona Department of Public Safety for 37 years. He loved his job and he loved the people he worked with. And it was time for him to announce that he was leaving over the radio.
He had to take a moment to try to gain his composure before making his last call to the dispatcher. He sat in his vehicle for a few minutes, trying to hold back the rest of his tears before calling in. But when he called, he could hold it in. "This will be my final 10-7″, he told the dispatcher in between his tears.
"You're making me cry too", the dispatcher said right before Trooper Gilberg thanked everyone he has been working for so many years. She thanked him for his service and wished him well in his next endeavors. Confirming that he received the rest of the message from his dispatcher, Trooper Gilberg gave his final "10-4 and 10-7". Then he sat in his car a moment longer and cried. He has a lot of memories that will stick with him for the rest of his life.
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