It's called 'the Last Stand'... a simple, somewhat understated tradition that started about 10 years ago inside the Bakersfield Police Department.
Officers forming a small tunnel of cruisers with lights flashing, to send off a retiring colleague with more than 15 years on the force.
There's no pomp or circumstance, just a nearly silent 'drive by' with a farewell wave to their brothers and sisters in blue.
On this day, Sgt. Matt Eastman put the finishing touch on a more than 28 yr career.
A cadet with current Police Chief Lyle Martin at the Academy back in the day.
Now, Chief Martin is the only remaining member of that class, still with the BPD.