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LISTEN: Cox, Herbert begin and end their tours of duty over police radio

Posted at 6:26 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 11:07:38-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's new Governor Spencer Cox began his tour of duty with a special "10-41" call on police radio airwaves.

10-41 is the Utah Public Service Code that law enforcement officers use to notify their local dispatch centers that they're on duty.

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"We are excited to now be serving under Governor Cox, our new Commander and Chief. Listen as he reported '10-41' (On-Duty) this afternoon. We're ready to go Sir!" a Facebook post from the Utah Highway Patrol says.

Transcript of Gov. Cox's 10-41 call:

Cox: Salt Lake Car One.

Dispatcher: Car One.

Cox: Salt Lake Car One, we have an amazing state, the best public servants in the world. God bless our first responders, our Highway Patrol. This is Car One, 10-41. Let's go.

Dispatcher: Car One, Governor Spencer J. Cox is 10-41 at 12:08 hours and has begun his tour of duty as the 18th governor of the great state of Utah. Congratulations, Governor Cox, and best of luck.

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Cox's predecessor, Gary Herbert, also made a special call on police radio airwaves Monday afternoon. His was a 10-42 call, signifying the end of his tour of duty.

Transcript of former Governor Gary Herbert's 10-42 call:

Herbert: Salt Lake Car One.

Dispatcher: Car One.

Herbert: Car One, I just wanted to say to you it's been an honor for me to serve alongside the great men and women of the public safety and our Highway Patrol. I leave with you my best wishes, my gratitude. Thanks for your service. Ask for God to continue to bless you in your service and say I'm 10-42.

Dispatcher: 10-4, I copy. Car One, Governor Gary R. Herbert, 17th Governor of the great state of Utah is 10-42 at 12:07 hours. Thank you, Governor Herbert, for eleven-and-a-half years of dedicated and committed service to the citizens of Utah. We thank you for your vigorous support of public safety. Your legacy of leadership will continue as an example to all. Good luck in all the future holds. Well done, Car One.

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