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Video: Police department honors retired officer with escort, salute as he enters hospice care

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26 Years Of Service

"My dad worked for Coon Rapids Police Department for 26 years and retired 16 years ago. After a long battle with cancer, he made the decision to go home for hospice care for his final few days. CRPD arranged a police escort from the hospital to his house and also had officers lined up to greet him." #LoveWhatMatters A Love What Matters Original Video Submitted by T. Serna

Posted by Love What Matters on Sunday, November 6, 2016

Matt Jaworowski, Media General National Desk – For app readers, watch the video here.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (MEDIA GENERAL) -- An emotional video posted by Tami Serna, of Otsego, Minnesota, is going viral today.

The video, shared to the "Love What Matters" Facebook page, shows the Coon Rapids Police Department offering Serna's father, Denny Preston, a final salute.

Tami shared the video, taken Monday, Oct. 24, outside of Preston's house. According to Serna, after a long battle with cancer, Preston had made the decision to enter hospice care, living at home for his final days. Preston worked for the Coon Rapids Police Department for 26 years and had retired 16 years earlier, but he wasn't forgotten.

CRPD officers arranged a police escort for Preston from the hospital to his house and had officers lined up his driveway to greet him.

According to another Facebook post, Preston died the next day.