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Hogge reflects on his 36 years’ service with GSO

When Gloucester native Robin Hogge first joined the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office in early 1982, little did he know that he would be the longest-tenured member of the department in 2018.

Over the past 36 years, Hogge has risen through the ranks, giving the credit of his day-to-day success to his strong Christian faith.

Hogge said he had always aspired to go into law enforcement. As a graduating senior from Gloucester High School, he tried to get into the department, but at that time, it had fewer than half a dozen deputies, so he worked a brief stint with Newport News Shipbuilding. The Gloucester department now has around 100 deputies.

In 1982, a position came open under then-sheriff Ruben Emerson. He served as a sheriff’s deputy until a position opened in the jail in 1997. “George Larrimore was retiring, so I applied and got promoted to lieutenant,” he said.

About 10 years later, he made Captain and currently oversees two lieutenants in the corrections/civil ...

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