First Responder of the Month Winner for August 2019
Brennan Bulgar, a Bristol County Sheriff K9 Officer, is the sixth titleholder in our First Responder of the Month program.
Brennan Bulgar is a veteran of the U.S. Army has been a K9 Deputy with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office for many years. This summer, Deputy Bulgar began training with a new partner, K9 Eros, after his first partner, K9 Axel, retired after almost 10 years on the job. With Axel now at Deputy Bulgar’s home, lounging around and eating treats as the family pet, Deputy Bulgar and K9 Eros train every day in tracking, apprehension, and teamwork to increase the public safety of everyone in Bristol County.
Recently, Deputy Bulgar completed a class to learn sign language. He paid for the class out of his own pocket and did it on his own time. After grueling days in the heat of summer training with a new K9 partner, Deputy Bulgar would go to class instead of going home and relaxing, and he did this so he can better communicate with everyone in Bristol County.
“Brennan Bulgar is known around the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office as someone who will give you the shirt off his back if you need it,” Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said. “It’s no surprise to me or anyone around here that he would go out of his way to learn sign language to better communicate with the public. I couldn’t be more proud of him being honored. He’s an amazing officer, but even more important, he’s an amazing person.”
ProGroup Contracting is a sponsor of the program with FUN 107 and they donated $200 to The American Cancer Society on behalf of Brennan.
If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their hard work and commitment as a first responder, nominate them below so we can honor them for their selfless acts of courage, compassion, and loyalty to the job force they signed up for, knowing that there would and will be challenging days ahead of them.