Retiring Chief Deputy in Olympia, Washington, Gives Emotional Final Sign-off After 38 Years of Service

Chief Deputy Dave Pearsall with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office in Olympia, Washington, broke down in tears giving his final sign-off as he retired on December 31.

Pearsall, who began his career with the sheriff’s office in 1982, made an emotional final radio transmission to dispatch from his patrol car, video shows.

In the video, Pearsall said: “I’ll be out of service. End of watch. It’s been a great ride.” Credit: Thurston County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful