Police Detective Retiring After 30 Years Gets Emotional During Final Sign-Off

A police officer in Port St Lucie, Florida, listened to his colleagues bid him farewell on his last day on October 26, as he retired after 30 years on the job.

Footage uploaded to Facebook by the Port St Lucie Police Department shows Master Sergeant John Holman shedding tears while he listens to his colleagues bid him a happy retirement.

“I do want to thank each and every one of you,” Holman said. “Please continue to watch over my brothers and sisters.”

Holman, a detective, was the lead investigator in the high-profile January 10, 2000, fatal shootings of Richard Mashler and Kenneth Conklin, among other cases, according to local news. Credit: Port St. Lucie Police Department via Storyful

Video transcript

[BEEPING]

JOHN HOLMAN: 199-PSL.

[HIGH-PITCHED BEEPING]

- 199.

JOHN HOLMAN: 199, getting ready to go 10-7 for the last time. But before I do, I do want to thank each and every one of you on the other end of CAD for watching out and having my 6 for the last 30 years. Please continue to watch over my brothers and sisters. And, again, thanks for watching over my.

- 199, on behalf of the men and women of Port St. Lucie PD, dispatchers of St. Lucie County and the citizens of PSL, we thank Master Sergeant John Holman, badge number 199, for proudly serving the residents of Port St. Lucie for the last 30 years. Have a very happy and healthy retirement. We're really gonna miss you. Final 10-7.

- 375, 199, it has been a pleasure having you as my sergeant, having our backs, and always being a mentor. I'll truly, truly miss you.

- 325, God bless you, brother, it's been a long ride.

- 241 to 199, good luck and enjoy your retirement.

- 273, 199, congratulations, appreciate you.

- 212, 199, we grew up here together. I'm gonna miss you, brother. Be safe and enjoy retirement.

JOHN HOLMAN: Will do.

- 544, have a long, happy, healthy life.

- Have a good time, 199.

- 475 to 199, thank you for all your leadership and mentorship, enjoy your reptiles, and have a good career and retirement.

JOHN HOLMAN: [LAUGHS]

- Thank you.

- 582, good luck, Godspeed, and thank you for your knowledge.

- 474, 199, congratulations.

- 965, 199, congratulations, you deserved it. Enjoy your retirement.

JOHN HOLMAN: Will do.

- 211 to 199, enjoy your retirement.

- 11 to 199, enjoy your retirement. We're gonna miss you.

- 269, it's been a pleasure. Lower today, 120 over 80.

[GIGGLING]

JOHN HOLMAN: There you go.

- 1107 to 199, congrats, sarge, it's been a pleasure. Thank you.

- 341, 199, thanks for everything, sir. Enjoy your retirement.

- 578, 199, it's been a great ride. Enjoy your retirement. Good luck.

JOHN HOLMAN: Thank you.

- 284, 199,

JOHN HOLMAN: There he goes.

- It's been a pleasure. Enjoy it. And we're gonna miss you.

- 199, before your retirement, we're gonna miss you.

- 417 to 199, enjoy your time with your family. And sleep in tomorrow.

JOHN HOLMAN: Oh, yeah. Fat chance. [GIGGLES]

- 702 to 199, thank you for all the signal 15 sessions we had when we talked on the shift. Happy retirement.

JOHN HOLMAN: Absolutely. Absolutely.

- 84 to 199 thanks again for all the information . When I would seen a rattlesnake or some kind of creature, you were there.

JOHN HOLMAN: [GIGGLES]

- Enjoy your retirement, brother.

- 527, 199, thank you for everything. Godspeed.

JOHN HOLMAN: Bye, pal.

- 551, 199, God bless you, enjoy your retirement.

[CHATTER]

- Hey, 33, 199, thanks for the many conversations. Enjoy yourself.

- You're good. You're good. And--

- 258, right behind you, thanks for the friendship, brother. Good luck in retirement.

JOHN HOLMAN: Thank you.

- 199, dispatch is gonna miss you.

- 716, 199, enjoy your retirement, sarge.

JOHN HOLMAN: Well-- well done.

- 87, 199, thank you for everything, sir. Enjoy your retirement.

- 467, 199k, best of luck.

- 745 to 199, enjoy it.

- 892, 199, enjoy your retirement, sir.

- 274, 199, congratulations on a great career. You are a Hall of Famer at the PSL PD. God bless you, brother.

JOHN HOLMAN: 199, I love y'all. Stay safe. 199, I'm 10-7, 51 to my 42. Godspeed.