Longtime Cambridge Police Lt. Timothy Hogan has retired after 38 years on the job. Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas (left), joined Hogan (Center), Superintendent Steven Williams (right) at Hogan's final roll call in December. Photo courtesy Cambridge Police.
A Cambridge cop who beat the odds by becoming a police officer after being seriously injured in Vietnam retired Monday after 38 years on the job.
Police Lieutenant Timothy Hogan’s last official day was Monday, and he led his final roll call briefing on Dec. 20 before a room full of colleagues, family in friends, according to a press release Tuesday from the police department.
Cambridge Police Commissioner Commissioner Robert C. Haas and others
shared their praise for the respected cop.
“He’s a rock in this place,” said Haas, “I respect him very deeply.”
Prior to joining the police department in 1974, Hogan had been struck by a grenade in Vietnam and was told he would never use his arm again. But the department agreed to let Hogan take the physical exam after Hogan said: “If you let me take it, you won’t be disappointed.”
Thirty-eight years later, Hogan was receiving standing ovations from current and former colleagues at his final roll call.
His wife Mary Hogan, also spoke before the collection of friends and colleagues, according to Cambridge Police.
“This guy loved the job from the very first day,” she said.
In the press release Tuesday, the Cambridge Police Department thanked Hogan for his years of service and wished him well in his retirement.