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VIDEO: Kings Co. Sergeant signs off for the last time before retirement

Kings County Sheriff's Sgt. Pete Thompson retired Thursday. Photo courtesy: Rodney Kennedy (Facebook)

The last radio communication for a Kings County Sheriff's sergeant was caught on camera Thursday.

Sgt. Pete Thompson wrapped up a 30-year career this week alongside his best friend, Sgt. Mark Lusk.

Thompson's son, Trent, contact FOX26 News with a request to share the final moment of law enforcement service for his dad.

In the video posted by Thompson and Lusk's former colleague, now retired CHP Sgt. Rodney Kennedy, Sgt. Thompson is heard giving his last "10-7" code, which means "out of service." With the latest winter storm rain beating down on the top of the building where Sgt. Thompson is parked in his patrol car, the dispatcher congratulates him on three decades of service to the Kings County community, saying, "you've earned it. Enjoy it."

Sgt. Thompson was surrounded by his colleagues during his last shift Thursday in the Hanford area.

He was the longest serving tenured Kings County Deputy in it's history.

FOX26 News congratulates Sgt. Thompson on 30 years of service to the Central Valley.


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