CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A special moment was recorded between a Chattanooga police lieutenant and his daughter, a dispatcher.
Chattanooga Police Lt. Austin Garrett retired this week after 25 years with the department, reported News Channel 9.
A video posted online shows the moment he signed off for the final time this week.
Making the moment extra special was his daughter, Dispatcher Haley Garrett, was on the other end of the mic.
The video has been viewed more than 305,000 times as of Sunday morning.
“25 years of service, I’ll be out of service the final time,” Garrett said. “Be careful don’t forget who you are.”
Haley Garrett then thanked her dad for his decades of service by saying:
“You’ve been a mentor and great friend to many during your career. We all wish you well on your future endeavors. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. I love you Daddy.”
Nevertheless, the elder Garrett’s career in law enforcement will continue.
Monday morning he’ll be sworn in as the chief deputy for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.