turn in (one's) badge

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turn in (one's) badge

To stop working. I can't believe it's time to turn in my badge already—this internship just flew by! My father recently turned in his badge after 30 years at the same job.
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The 57-year-old turned in his badge Monday as Thomas Hoefel assumed leadership of the 275-member department during a packed ceremony in front of the Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters.