Pour one for my homie.

*sigh* Well here we are Lex, the day before your last shift. I am writing this because I feel it is best to thank you this way and let others know what you mean to all of us at Central. But first I must say that it’s not going to be the same around dispatch. I, along with everyone else will be letting out a sigh as we go into work. Stories will be told and we will reflect on the past. It’s going to be hard.

We have been through a lot together and we went from being co-workers to something more. We’re family. We go into work for twelve hours and it can sometimes turn into a nice long sixteen-hour shift. No doubt we need someone to talk to and when you were working you were there to listen us. I know I can speak for everyone when I say we appreciated it more than you know.

No matter how you were feeling that day you brought a sense of humor to work that helped get passed the most gruesome calls. The humor included the random songs of your pets, to the slow 80’s clap that you, Meg, and I performed as a tribute to John Hughes. We played music trivia in the winter when people were actually being smart by staying off the roads and you and Trista, and Meg participated in my many school projects. I thank you for this.

We were on the same team for a long time and we were involved in the most intense of situations. Four of those calls will forever be branded within my memory. No one will ever know what it was like to go through it but our team. It’s an experience that is hard to describe but we got through it and excelled like we always do.

As you close this chapter and open a new one, remember to just be you. Keep on smiling and smother them with your humor. If they start out cold at first just offer them some fruit snacks or gum (inside joke). Thank you once again for doing everything you did in dispatch and thank you for being you, friend.