Daughter Delivers Emotional Message Over Radio as Charleston Lieutenant Retires


Daughter Delivers Emotional Message Over Radio as Charleston Lieutenant Retires

A retiring lieutenant with the Charleston, West Virginia, police department was recognized with a special message on his final shift after 20 years of service. This video, shared by the Charleston Police Department on May 15, shows Lieutenant Paul Perdue holding his six month-old son, Nash, as his oldest daughter, 20-year-old Sydney, delivers a message over his radio. “My father has always been dedicated and committed to the Charleston Police Department and the citizens of Charleston,” Sydney says. “Please wish him well in the future.” Perdue’s wife, Jessie, had organized the surprise with friends at the 911 call center. Perdue began his career at the police department in May 2000 and served in several roles, including on patrol, as a sniper on the SWAT team, as commander of the Public Services Division, and most recently, as the Deputy Chief of Police, police said. “Under his leadership within various roles of the department, our community policing efforts increased exponentially,” the police department wrote. “There will be big shoes to fill, and he will be certainly be missed at the department but we wish him the best of luck in the next chapter of his life.” Credit: Charleston, WV Police Department via Storyful

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