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VIDEO: Retiring Officers Gets Huge Surprise at Retirement Party

August 28, 2019 | Mysti Jordan

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When you’re with a company for a long time, you see all manner of things over the years. You see employees come. You see employees go. You develop friendships. You have experiences with your co-workers - some funny, some sad, some frustrating.

Imagine what those in law enforcement must see. The lives they save. The crimes they stop or at least bring justice for. The people they come into contact with, all the stories they hear, all the walks of life they encounter.

FBI special agent Troy Sowers has been with his department for a long time, and one of the most memorable things that ever happened to him was back in 1997. A little baby name Stewart, a newborn, was abducted from the hospital by a woman who was posing as a nurse. Nineteen hours later, he was found in a box next to a restaurant dumpster. Agent Sowers was a rookie at the time, and the whole incident really shook him up.

He retired recently, and there was someone special at his party to thank him for all the amazing work that he’s done over the years. It was Stewart, who is now in his 20s and is a Marine Corporal. He told Agent Sowers, "Without your efforts, I wouldn’t even be here today. I wouldn’t be a marine. My family wouldn’t be the same. I’m so excited and honored to meet you today.”

Agent Sowers was blown away and threw his arms around Stewart and hugged him. He said it was by far the best surprise he’s ever had in his life, and he couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up 22 years of service.

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