ARIZONA — An Arizona trooper’s emotional final radio call which he made before retirement has gone viral.
Here is Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Mark Gilberg’s call from last week, as he wipes away the tears:
Gilberg: “Badge 2988 began his career March 11, 1981. This will be my final 10-7.”
Dispatcher: “10-4, and you’re making me cry, too. Did everyone copy that?”
Gilberg: “I just wanted to thank everybody for everything that they’ve ever done. It’s been an honor and a privilege, and a great career; it’s been a great adventure. Thank everybody that’s ever helped me. As I said, it’s been an honor and a great privilege to serve this great department and work with all of you fine people… Thirty-seven years and three weeks later, it’s been a great ride. Thank you very much and keep smiling.”
Dispatcher: “Thank you for your service, too. We appreciate everything that you have done and congratulations.. good luck in your future endeavors.”
**Listen to the call in the video, above, which was taken and posted by Trooper Gilberg’s daughter, Rachel Gilberg.**
Arizona Department of Public Safety said Gilberg is the longest-serving DPS trooper.