Stamford community, police department gather to help one of their own
The Stamford community and the police department came together for a fundraiser Friday to help out one of their own.
Officer Doug Robinson was diagnosed with stage 4 parotid gland cancer. Robinson has been on the police force for 33 years and has been a hockey coach at West Hill High School for 23 years.
Those in attendance say Robinson truly embodies the role of giving back to the community as an officer, hockey coach and friend.
Joe Kennedy, who worked with Robinson at the Stamford Police Department, says he rode patrol with him for a while.
"We had a friendship and a bond right away," says Kennedy. "Doug always had my back and I know anyone Doug worked with he always had their back. That's why today we have to help Doug."