It's the last time his name will be broadcast from the 911 call center as Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler brings his 29 years of service to an end.

"It feels like someone just lifted a building up off my shoulders. No, this is always a bitter sweet moment for everyone that's in a position like this. We spend most of our adult lives in this job, this job of service. Now, we go back to the real world to see how we do there," said Fowler.

A world he's protected for decades.

"People often time call law enforcement a thankless job," said Fowler. "It's really not because we're the ones that owe the public the thank you for allowing us to serve. But, I don't think the public really understands what these men and women of the Syracuse Police Department do for them each and every day. I got a chance to have a front row seat of that ride for the last 29-years and I've enjoyed every moment of it."

His last moments were spent with fellow law enforcement and the community.

"We've had a lot of serious issues over the years, but we've always been able to talk them out. He's been actually very good to work with," said Jeff Piedmonte, Syracuse PBA President.

"What I'll miss is the humanity that he always displayed no matter what situation, no matter what stress or adversity he faced. I don't know if that can be replaced," said Lt. Geno Turo, Crime Reduction Team and Community Relations Commander.

From one hero to another, there was the feeling of respect, joy and honor.

"We love each other. This is a family here. These are the troops that are showing their appreciation. I'd like to think that I've left an indelible mark on this police department. It was certainly my effort to do so," said Fowler.

That mark is clear.

"Each time I do a press conference, I wear a lappel pin," said Fowler. "That is a symbol of our patch. The young man that I gave it to is someone special. I see him as being one of the future leaders of this police department."

"It is priceless to me. I don't have words for it. For him to give that to me was unbelievably humbling to me," said Turo.

Although Fowler is no longer chief, he had one last charge for the department.

"The role and your goal is to instill hope in each other and in the community," said Fowler.

"My response to that is emphatically, 'Yes sir.' I will follow that order to the best of my ability. As long as I can breathe, I'll keep fighting for that man," said Turo.

Forever a leader and forever of service.