Mark Gilberg spent 37 years as a trooper for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.However, it was his very last call on March 30, 2018, that earned him worldwide acclaim.His wife Carol of 40 years caught him taking the call on video and it ended up going viral after his son put it on social media.
It shows Mark in his police car wiping tears away from his eyes.When the dispatcher answers the radio, Mark announces it is his last call and the dispatcher tells him that everyone else on the other end of the radio is getting emotional too.
He then thanks everyone that’s ever helped or worked with him explaining that it was an honor and privilege to serve as a trooper with Arizona State.
Mark spent the entirety of his police career working in Highway Patrol. Arizona State Police said he is believed to be the longest-serving uniformed trooper in the State Highway Patrol’s history.
Mark, who intends to spend his retirement traveling and spending time with his grandkids, never imaged the video of his final call would go viral.His story was featured on NBC News, Fox and Friends, and lots of other media outlets. We’re even writing about it two years later!