Video: Ariz. LEO gets emotional, surprise sign-off on last day of service

During the LEO’s final sign-off, a heartfelt surprise left him speechless

By PoliceOne Staff

WINSLOW, Ariz.  — An Arizona officer who signed off for the last time on Friday got an emotional surprise from his department.

According to local news station WTHR, Sgt. Afton Foster of the Winslow Police Department worked with the department for 26 years.

With his wife by his side, Foster was congratulated by the dispatcher for his service. Then to Foster’s surprise, one of his sons replied to his call.


Sergeant Afton Foster, accompanied by his wife Lisa, signs off duty following his very last shift. He was surprised by some very special guests who were in dispatch helping to send him off with love and respect. Sergeant Foster served 26 years with the Winslow Police Department. Thank you sir, for your dedicated service, you will be sorely missed.

Posted by Winslow Police Department on Friday, May 31, 2019


Foster’s three sons came on one-by-one to thank him for his service and dedication to their family and city.

At a loss for words, all Foster could say was, “thank you.”


Some more photos of Sergeant Afton Foster surrounded by his family, and then a few of his WPD family members on his final day of service, 5/31/2019.

Posted by Winslow Police Department on Saturday, June 1, 2019


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