As reported by NJ.com, Rigo, the new Robbinsville police K-9 dog, will soon don a bulletproof vest paid for by t-shirt sales that honored a late Trenton police K-9 officer. The fund was a joint effort by Ron Hubscher, Jr. of Rons Fire House Tees and the deceased officer’s family members. To this end, one thousand dollars ($1,000) was recently donated to Rigo’s handler, Robbinsville Patrolman Edward Vincent, to fund the dog’s vest.
Rigo, a black Labrador Retriever, joined the Robbinsville Police Force in October and is trained to sniff out explosives and track humans and is assigned to the Township’s schools, wherein Officer Vincent works as the resource officer.
Hubscher, who retired from the Trenton Fire Department three years ago, has been in the t-shirt business for years, and often makes t-shirts for charitable causes. In 2016, he donated $1,524 to a Bucks County, Pennsylvania surgeon who treated his wife for breast cancer. The proceeds were from pink-tinged Trenton Fire Department t-shirts he sold, mainly to firefighters and family members.