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Bath Police names new K9 in honor of late officer

The Village of Bath Police Department is welcoming a new recruit to the force- Bud the German Shepard. Bud gets his name from Officer Donald “Bud” Robinson, who worked at the Village of Bath Police Department from 1998 to 2008. Robinson dies unexpectedly at the age of 59.

The new addition to the department’s K9 unit comes from Shallow Creek Kennel in Sharpsville, PA. Bud is nationally certified in narcotics detection, personal protection, and tracking, according to WETM. His main duty will be to help with narcotics detection.

Donald “Bud” Robinson served in the Marine Corps, the Army in Vietnam, and as State Trooper from 1974-1994. He worked undercover on a narcotics task force, then attended the Veteran’s Administration Police Academy before returning to his hometown Bath to work for the village’s police department.

“It warms our hearts that after so many years he’s so remembered in the community,” said his daughter Kelly Robinson.

Police Chief Colin Taft says the new K9’s name is a perfect fit to honor the late Donald “Bud” Robinson’s legacy.