Son Answers Retiring Police Officer’s Final Radio Call in Emotional Exchange
“It is my honor, Corporal Roy Martin, to acknowledge your 10-7—you’re the greatest man I know.”
Earlier this week, after 31 years on the force, Arkansas Highway Police Corporal Roy Martin gave his last radio call.
He didn’t expect his proud son, a fellow Arkansas State Police Corporal, to answer.
“Attention all units. It is a great pleasure to announce that after 31 years of dedicated service, my dad, Corporal Roy Martin is retiring and giving his final 10-7,” Corporal Billy Martin announced while his stunned father listened. “It is my honor, Corporal Roy Martin, to acknowledge your 10-7—you’re the greatest man I know.”
Arkansas State Police shared a video of the emotional moment on Facebook. Tears can be seen slipping down Roy’s cheek before he gets back on the radio to deliver his final 10-7 (the police code for “out of service”).
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“If you come from a law enforcement family, you always have an understanding of the bond it brings. If you don't, here is your proof,” Arkansas State Police wrote alongside the now-viral video. “The Arkansas State Police wishes Arkansas Highway Police Corporal Roy Martin a wonderful retirement, and we thank you for your service to the state of Arkansas!”
It doesn’t get much sweeter than that!