Retiring Officer Makes Final Call. All Of A Sudden He Hears His Son’s Voice Over The Radio…

The day a person retires is always a big day met with lots of different emotions. There is the joy that comes knowing you have made it to the finish line, but there is also sadness when it hits you that you will be leaving people, a place, and a job that made up a significant portion of your life.

When retiring Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr. gave his final Code 3 – meaning he was signing off the radio – the moment was an especially emotional one.

“That’ll be Code 3 for the final time,” he said into his radio.

Then he heard a familiar voice. The voice of his son, Douglas Hogate Jr., a 911 dispatcher came through the radio.

“It is with great pleasure to announce that as of 1800 hours on this date, after 28 years of service, my father, Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr., Badge #612, is retiring and is giving his final Code 3,” he said. “It is my honor as Salem County PST Douglas Hogate Jr. to acknowledge his Code 3 to the greatest man I know. Salem City Police Sgt. Douglas Hogate Sr., Badge #612, you are officially Code 3 at 1800 hours.”

Sgt. Hogate couldn’t help but tear up as his son gave him the honor he deserved. The emotional moment has since gone viral and has been viewed and shared millions of times.

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OFFICER RECEIVES CALL ABOUT SHOPLIFTER-INSTEAD OF PUNISHMENT, HE DOES THIS…WOAH!

When this police officer received a call about a shoplifter, he didn’t think much of it. But when he arrived at the scene, he was faced with a heartbreaking situation.

Officer Milton arrived at a Family Dollar Store, where the employees were holding the suspect. The suspect? A 12 year old girl who was caught stealing a pair of $2 shoes for her 5 year old sister.

She tried to explain that her sister needed new shoes, desperately, but her family couldn’t afford them.

The officer decided to drive the girl home, and met with her family. There he found out that she was the oldest of 4 children, and that the mother was a stay-at-home mom because the family couldn’t afford daycare.

She went on to say that her husband has a job, but he doesn’t make a lot of money, and it is hard on the family. Milton could easily see the tough situation the family was in. So he decided to show them some kindness.

He bought 4 pizzas, and had them delivered to the house, along with drinks. He wanted to make sure they were taken care of for the night. But he did another thing that only a humble person would do. He did not want any recognition for his actions.

But the family wanted everyone to know what this officer did for them. He did such a selfless thing, and we cannot thank him enough.

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Girl Wanted to Take Prom Photos at Dad’s Grave. But What She Saw leave her speechless

As 17-year-old Sierra Bradway headed out for prom, she seemed to have it all: beautiful dress, sparkly shoes, and a fantastic date. But the excitement surrounding the milestone occasion came with a wave of sorrow — Sierra was missing her father, fallen police officer Ron Bradway.

If Sierra couldn’t have her father by her side to take photos and tell her she was lovely, then Sierra would go to him. Holding a framed photo of her dad, Sierra and her date, Brock Spayd, headed to Indianapolis’s Crown Hill Cemetery for prom photos.

Little did Sierra know that her extended police family would be there too, waiting to greet her at the cemetery, offering love and support, while honoring their fallen colleague. As Sierra and Brock stepped out of their vehicle, a pleasant smile of surprise washed over Sierra’s face.

Two officers on horseback greeted the couple, while dozens of officers lined the walkway to Officer Bradway’s grave. It was Brock’s mother, a captain in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who coordinated the thoughtful effort.

“There were a lot of laughs, some tears, but most importantly, there was love,” read the video captions, posted by Indianapolis Police. “Sierra, we know your father is smiling from heaven. Know that your Blue Line Family will always be here for you.”
Officer Bradway was shot and killed in 2013 after responding to a domestic abuse call inside an apartment. Officers stormed into the apartment to find a woman held at gunpoint, screaming for help.

Though Officer Bradway lost his life that night, he saved the lives of the woman and her child. The community mourned the devastating loss while Bradway’s wife and children were left to bravely forge ahead.


“Everybody on the department talked about how big of a family man he was,” said Mike Pruitt, who worked with Bradway on the fire department before Bradway became a police officer. “And how willing he was always to help people within and outside the department.”

Other colleagues echoed Pruitt’s words, remembering Bradway as a man who deeply loved his wife and two children. He put his family first, and loved being a dad.

“Honored to be included in Sierra’s prom,” wrote Chief Bryan Roach on Twitter. “As our beloved fallen brother #OfficerRodBradway would say, ‘have Sierra home before 9P, sir!’”

We have a feeling Sierra’s curfew was extended — just a little. What a beautiful, bittersweet scene that unites all families in blue, and leaves hearts swelling in gratitude.

Girl Wanted to Take Prom Photos at Dad’s Grave ( fallen police officer) . But What She Saw When She Got There…

As 17-year-old Sierra Bradway headed out for prom, she seemed to have it all: beautiful dress, sparkly shoes, and a fantastic date. But the excitement surrounding the milestone occasion came with a wave of sorrow — Sierra was missing her father, fallen police officer Ron Bradway.

If Sierra couldn’t have her father by her side to take photos and tell her she was lovely, then Sierra would go to him. Holding a framed photo of her dad, Sierra and her date, Brock Spayd, headed to Indianapolis’s Crown Hill Cemetery for prom photos.

Little did Sierra know that her extended police family would be there too, waiting to greet her at the cemetery, offering love and support, while honoring their fallen colleague. As Sierra and Brock stepped out of their vehicle, a pleasant smile of surprise washed over Sierra’s face.

Two officers on horseback greeted the couple, while dozens of officers lined the walkway to Officer Bradway’s grave. It was Brock’s mother, a captain in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who coordinated the thoughtful effort.

“There were a lot of laughs, some tears, but most importantly, there was love,” read the video captions, posted by Indianapolis Police. “Sierra, we know your father is smiling from heaven. Know that your Blue Line Family will always be here for you.”
Officer Bradway was shot and killed in 2013 after responding to a domestic abuse call inside an apartment. Officers stormed into the apartment to find a woman held at gunpoint, screaming for help.

Though Officer Bradway lost his life that night, he saved the lives of the woman and her child. The community mourned the devastating loss while Bradway’s wife and children were left to bravely forge ahead.


“Everybody on the department talked about how big of a family man he was,” said Mike Pruitt, who worked with Bradway on the fire department before Bradway became a police officer. “And how willing he was always to help people within and outside the department.”

Other colleagues echoed Pruitt’s words, remembering Bradway as a man who deeply loved his wife and two children. He put his family first, and loved being a dad.

“Honored to be included in Sierra’s prom,” wrote Chief Bryan Roach on Twitter. “As our beloved fallen brother #OfficerRodBradway would say, ‘have Sierra home before 9P, sir!’”

We have a feeling Sierra’s curfew was extended — just a little. What a beautiful, bittersweet scene that unites all families in blue, and leaves hearts swelling in gratitude.

Suspect Attacks Two Female Cops on Street. He Reaches for Gun but

What would you do if you saw a stranger being robbed? It is a valid question and sadly one many people are faced with.

Do you rush to help and, therefore, place your own life at risk? Do you yell from a distance? Or just ignore the scene and be thankful it was not you?

When two police officers in Tampa Bay, Florida, were attacked by a man they were trying to apprehend, it was the swift action of a nearby transit worker who saved them. The officers were dispatched to the public transit center in response to a call about a suspect head-butting a security officer who asked him to leave.

Charles Kee, 26, was told he needed to leave the premises — as he was in violation of a year-long trespassing order — when he became upset and struck the security officer with his head. When the two officers arrived, they attempted to place Kee in handcuffs, but his behavior was quickly escalating.

Video cameras captured the scene as Kee began to resist arrest and become more violent. He punched one of the female officers in the face and grabbed the gun in her holster.

Cab driver Carl Baer watched the scene unfold from inside his cab said, “You could see through the window his hand on the gun.” He continued, “The clip ended up coming out of the gun laying on the ground, so he had his hand on it enough to release the clip.”

Pushing the other female officer to the ground, Kee, was overpowering the two and seemed like he was about to get away when another man entered the scuffle. Grabbing Kee from behind, he provided time for the officers to get off of the ground.

The man who rushed to the officers aid was Tim Martin, a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit supervisor. According to the Tampa Police Department, it was Martin who made all the difference in being able to apprehend Kee, who has been arrested several times and is well known by the department.

Steve Hegarty with Tampa PD said, “The first thing that really turned things in our favor was when he came in and put a bear hug on the guy and we really applaud him for doing that.” Unfortunately, not everyone was so quick to applaud Martin’s quick leap to action.

Despite his heroic action and clean record for the entire six years of his employment with HART, Martin received a letter in the mail stating his actions were under investigation with the possibility of disciplinary action to follow. “He’s concerned for his job he’s been put on investigation he doesn’t know where this is going to lead and he doesn’t know if his employer is going to try and terminate him at this point,” said John Sholtes, Martin’s union representative, “so he’s obviously quite concerned.”

Thankfully — for Martin’s sake — some clarification has been given as to why he is being investigated for running to the aid of those police officers. Sandra Morrison, HART spokeswoman, said it was more of a matter of communication loss than anything else.

“There was a stretch of time we did not hear from our transit supervisor,” said Morrison. “We don’t know if his life could’ve been in danger … so we needed to know what had happened around that stretch of time.”

“HART is very proud to have employees like Mr. Tim Martin working at our agency that go far beyond the call of duty of the expected day to day activities,” Morrison continued. “By reacting to a serious situation and using the training provided to him, Mr. Martin prevented a tragedy by helping these two police officers. We applaud him for his outstanding response and gallant efforts.”

At the conclusion of their investigation, HART found no violation of policies or procedures and no reason to discipline Martin. Tampa police are considering awarding him for his brave actions in helping the two officers avoid a potentially dangerous situation.

Cop Stops Teen on Street, Discovers Broken Home Life. Then Mom Calls Cop, ‘You Need To Take Him’

It was September when 16-year-old Anthony Schultz was running down the road on a hot Arizona night. He was alone, he was running with all his might, and he had no idea that a Peoria police officer was watching him.

Eyeing the teenager from his patrol car, Officer Brandon Sheffert couldn’t shake the instinctual feeling that something about this kid was troubling. So, he stopped the boy and tried to talk to him, but young Anthony wanted nothing to do with a cop.

“Something about it bugged me, because I couldn’t get through to him,” said Sheffert. “He just seemed like there was something going on, and that there was something that was hurtful going on that he wouldn’t say.”

Sheffert, who went home to his wife and two young children, couldn’t shake the image of the troubled teen out of his mind. For an officer who’s seen it all, Sheffert felt compelled to investigate the boy’s living situation and find out a little more about the mystery teen.

Sheffert began visiting Anthony at his apartment complex, where he learned that the teenager was sharing a 1-bedroom apartment with seven family members. “I kept coming over here, talking to him, spending time with him, getting to know him, getting to know the family, understand what’s going on,” Sheffert explained.
Eventually, the budding friendship evolved into a formal mentorship through the Reach & Rise Mentoring Program with the YMCA. “I had a role model, I had someone I could look up to, I had someone I could aspire to be,” Anthony explained.

But as the desperately needed mentorship flourished, Anthony’s home life was rapidly deteriorating. One night, Sheffert’s phone rang, and Anthony’s overwhelmed mother was on the line.

“You need to come take him,” Anthony’s mother said. “I can’t take him anymore.”
Sheffert was stunned. “I was like, ‘whoa, whoa, whoa. That doesn’t make sense,’” Sheffert recalled.

With nowhere else to go, no other family to turn to, Sheffert and his wife made a decision that would soon change Anthony’s life forever. They initially agreed that Anthony could live with them for several days, while Anthony’s mother sorted things out.

But things at home didn’t get sorted out, and when Anthony reached age 18 last November, he again had nowhere to live. “This kid just keeping getting hit over and over with things that no kid should have to go through,” a compassionate Sheffert expressed.

So, Sheffert and his wife did the unimaginable: they took Anthony into their home as their own son. For the first time in his life, Anthony had the warmth, love, and stability of a healthy family.

“We have taken him in as one of our own,” said Sheffert. “Even my kids say he’s their big brother, and they love it.”

Under the protective wings of his new family, Anthony began to thrive. He stopped worrying about where his next meal would come from, he learned to drive, he had his own bedroom, and even got his first job.

For the first time, Anthony saw a hope and a future for his own life. Later this month, Anthony will become the first person in his family in 30 years to graduate high school on time.

Looking back, Anthony is profoundly thankful that Sheffert chose to stop him on that fateful September night. “If he weren’t there that night, there would be no one else, in my opinion,” Anthony explained.

“I don’t think I would be here,” he continued. “I wouldn’t be the person I am — I could be in jail for all I know.”

Now, Anthony is preparing for a future in the Army, and after that, well, anything is possible. “I feel as though there’s not a lot stopping me, at this point,” Anthony grinned.

Couple REFUSES To Sit Near Cops At Restaurant. What Officers Do Next Leaves Them STUNNED

Four police officers were having dinner at an Eat N’ Park restaurant in Homestead, Pennsylvania, when a server started to lead another couple over to a booth near them.

As soon as the man saw the officers, though, he told the server, “Nah I don’t want to sit here,” and asked to be seated on the opposite side of the restaurant.

“I looked over and said, ‘It’s okay sir. You won’t have to worry about it, we won’t hurt you,” said Homestead police Officer Chuck Thomas. “He looked at me hard again and said he’s not sitting here and walked away.”

The officers were fully aware that tensions have been high between police and the citizens of the communities they serve, so they decided to respond to the rude encounter by rising above it.

When the couple’s $28.50 bill came, there was a note written on the receipt:

“Sir, your check was paid for by the police officers you didn’t want to sit next to. Thank you for your support.”
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“Essentially the whole goal of it was to let him know that we’re not here to hurt you,” Thomas said. “We’re here for you. We work for the public. And we just want to better the relationship between the community and the police.”

Their gesture seems to have had the desired effect. As the officers left the restaurant, one of the people whose meal they had paid for gave them a quick smile and a “thank you.”

It’s just one little act, but hopefully the start of something even greater.

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VIDEO: Cop Draws Gun on Driver for “No Reason”… But Look What His Body Cam Caught

At a time when the Black Lives Matters movement has created such a thick anti-police atmosphere, law-abiding police officers are often accused of making the wrong decision.

A perfect example of how critically important perspective truly is was recently displayed in a video released by the Trinity, Texas, police department, which showed two perspectives of a situation that could have easily spiraled out of control.

The video started with a view from Officer Randy Wheeler’s dash cam, which showed him pulling a truck over into a gas station parking lot. As Wheeler approached the man in the truck, within seconds he had his gun drawn and in the man’s face.
Obviously, it’s impossible to understand why he would do such a thing when it looked as if the driver was in full compliance.

The video then switched to Wheeler’s body cam, which showed a more complete view of the incident and highlighted the difficult snap decisions officers are forced to make on a daily basis.

In the front seat of the truck was a loaded handgun.

As soon as Wheeler asked the driver about the gun, the driver foolishly reached for it and in that split second, Wheeler had his firearm out and trained on the suspect (H/T WZ).

The driver had a traffic warrant out for his arrest and was also charged for his unlawful firearm possession and transportation of illegal prescription pills.

Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones had some wise parting advice for the anti-cop crowd at the end of the video.
“The next time you see a questionable video involving law enforcement, remember this video and remember there could be more to it that you cannot see. Show your intelligence by reserving your judgmental comment until the facts are revealed,” Jones said.

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Watch: Every Cop Needs To See What This Pack Of Cigarettes Actually Is… Now

Image from video released by the Kennesaw Police Department (Photo Source: Facebook)
An ordinary traffic stop in Georgia took a turn when a suspect continually asked if he could smoke. Much to their horror, officers would later learn why the man so desperately wanted to go back into the car for the pack of cigarettes — and now, they’re saying that every cop needs to see what it actually was right now.

The matter was posted to the Facebook page of the Kennesaw Police Department after a few officers ran into quite the shocking ordeal. According to police, they pulled someone over for an unreleased reason before making the person get out of the car.

The officer became rather suspicious as the driver of the vehicle seemed rather adamant about smoking a cigarette. Despite being told “no,” the suspect continued to ask if he could get back into the car and grab his pack of cigarettes.

Wondering why the driver wanted them so badly, the officer decided to go in for a closer look – and that’s when he saw what the suspect was after. Although the pack of cigarettes looked like a “normal item,” it wasn’t.

Come to find out, the suspect had disguised a functional taser to look like a pack of cigarettes, leaving many to speculate that he was intent on using it on the officer. Although the Kennesaw Police Department hopes to warn other officers on what to keep an eye out for, they actually had a message for the public as well:

FORGIVE US WHEN WE SEEM TO ACT “TOO RIGID” AND “MEAN” WHEN WE SAY NO TO YOUR REQUEST TO “SMOKE” OR “MAKE A PHONE CALL” WITH YOUR PHONE, ETC… WE’RE JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT HOME AT THE END OF OUR SHIFTS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE OUT HERE.
STAY SAFE, EVERYONE – ITS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY IN KENNESAW! [SOURCE: FACEBOOK]
It’s a scary world we live in, and seeing how criminals are still finding new and inventive ways to conceal weapons is disturbing, to say the least. However, this is the very real threat that police officers everywhere face on a daily basis – and it’s all in the name of public service.

At the end of the day, this is why police deserve the utmost respect and cooperation from everyone. These brave men and women put their lives on the line every single day in order to keep our communities and the people within them safe – the vast majority of whom they don’t even know.

Despite the fact that they’re willing to risk it all to protect a bunch of strangers, the left wants to demonize these people. Grouping them together as a whole and punishing them for the actions of a corrupt few, the unofficial assault on police everywhere is still alive today.

The sad thing is, most of the controversy surrounding this issue stems from criminals not being held responsible for their own actions. Enough of the excuses. Police have a job to do, and if thugs weren’t trying to find new ways to try to harm or even kill them, things might not be so hard for all of us.

Relations between the public and police aren’t bad. Most people don’t mind the police, and many officers know they’re valued and appreciated. However, if you want to end the few more violent confrontations that occur between police and civilians, holding those punks who make things like this taser accountable for what they do might be a good place to start.

Age 4 Child Alone by Pond. Cop Knows and Takes Off Running. That’s When He Sees Him Face-Down in Water

Topeka police officer Aaron Bulmer made an amazing rescue the morning of April 30. The events left him understandably overwhelmed.

Bulmer was driving near a park close to the Central Park Community Center when he noticed a small child walking alone. Suddenly, the child was no longer in sight.

Knowing that the park had a pond, he felt like something could have gone wrong. Thinking on his feet, he immediately began running toward where he last saw the little boy.
His intuition was right and soon he spotted the child. The boy was lying face-down in the water.

Bulmer ran towards him while his body camera captured every second. He grabbed the crying child, dragging him out of the water.
Bulmer quickly flagged down a passerby to call 911 and waited for the paramedics to arrive. Thanks to his quick actions, the 4-year-old was taken to the hospital and was found the be unharmed.

The video of the heroic rescue was later shared by the police department. Now, Bulmer is rightfully being hailed a hero.

His department quickly commended him for a “job well done.” Meanwhile, he was just thankful to be able to help the boy, he told The Topeka Capital Journal.

“I believe that God put me into that situation,” Bulmer said Monday afternoon. “He allowed me to be in the right place at the right time.”
“I believe that he directed me away from the call I was on to make sure that I found that child. That’s really been hitting me today — that God put me in that situation.”

It was incredibly providential that Bulmer was on the scene. “It definitely would have been a drowning if I would have been 30 seconds to a minute later,” he said.

Thankfully, he was there and the boy, who was later identified as having been diagnosed with autism, was saved. “A job well done” indeed!