A Florida police officer with over three decades of service got emotional as he attempted to give his final radio call on duty recently, and the entire moment was caught on camera.
You could see the feelings overcoming Officer Andre Jenkins, a 30-year veteran of the force who obviously loved his job. Not everyone has so much passion for their job that when it’s all said and done, the emotion of leaving it all behind literally overwhelms them. Officer Jenkins clearly has the respect of his colleagues, and he has our respect as well.
From ABC News:
“This will be my last transmission on the radio,” Jenkins says, while sitting in the driver’s seat of a police cruiser. “I’d like to thank all my SPD family for the last 30 years of being by my side.
“I’ve had plenty of good times and a lot of good memories over my career and I appreciate it. I’ll cherish them for the rest of my life,” the officer added.
Try not to break into tears yourself, watching this heartfelt moment:
We might be biased but the men and women of the Sarasota Police Department have some of the biggest hearts for our community. We love serving, protecting & giving back. Yesterday, Officer Andre Jenkins retired after 30 years of service. During his last patrol shift, he went 10-7 (out of service) for the last time after protecting and serving the City of Sarasota, Government for three decades. 🚔💙🚔💙
Posted by Sarasota Police Department on Friday, April 27, 2018
God bless this officer and all the men and women who put their life on the line day in and day out to keep our communities safe!
(h/t ABC News)