Capt. Hogg Will Be Sorely Missed At The Chattanooga Police Department

Monday, November 18, 2013

When I read that Capt. Hogg was retiring, I couldn't help but realize that he will be sorely missed at the  Chattanooga Police Department.   

I worked with Neallie several years ago at the Southside precinct.  He was truly a gem.  I always knew that if he were given the opportunity to shine, he would do just that.  I could tell stories on top of stories about the different ways that he helped change people lives.  I could see the compassion in Neallie's eyes everyday and in every situation that he dealt with.  I can't remember ever having a cross word with him and don't recall him ever seeing anything but the good in everybody.  

Don't get me wrong, he was a cop that was always ready to be on the front line and lead from the front of the pack.  His officers had the utmost respect for him and would follow him into the most dangerous of situations.  He stood up for them when they were right and stood up with them if they were wrong.  He would discipline when needed and defend when warranted. 

I can truly say that my life is better by having worked with him and I know that the city of Chattanooga is a better place because of him.  I wish him the best in his retirement.  He has earned it, but he will be missed.  I love you, brother. 

Vince Dean
Ret. Chattanooga Police Dept.
Tennessee House of Representatives


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