Final Radio Call Honors Fallen Police Officer

By Peter O'Dowd
Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:16pm
Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:44pm
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Chief Garcia of the Phoenix Police sadly places another streamer. Each one represents a fallen officer, too many to count.

The police dispatcher who was on duty when Detective John Hobbs was shot and killed last week made a final radio call on Monday afternoon as the officer's body arrived at a North Phoenix cemetery.

"India 8-20 is 10-7. Good night sir, you will be deeply missed. Rest in peace. Frequency cleared 14-13," the dispatcher said.

A final radio dispatch is customary at police funerals when an officer is killed on duty. Hobbs was a 21-year police veteran and part of a unit that focused on apprehending violent criminals. He was buried at the Phoenix Memorial Park.

You can listen to the full audio of the final call above by clicking on the audio player.


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