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New Michigan ‘Pawfficer’ sworn in

  • A cat named Pawfficer Donut was sworn in Friday by a judge, a day after Badges, shown above, was removed from the force due to illness. Michigan Humane Society via AP

  • A kitten named Badges is shown. A cat named Pawfficer Donut was sworn in Friday by a judge, a day after Badges was removed from the Troy Police Department due to a serious illness. Michigan Humane Society via AP


Associated Press
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

TROY, Mich. — A suburban Detroit police department is giving another cat a chance to take the law into her own paws.

A cat named “Pawfficer Donut” was sworn in Friday by a judge, a day after a cat named Badges was removed from the Troy Police Department due to a serious illness.

Donut will be used for therapeutic purposes and public appearances. Troy police say Badges will always be considered the department’s first “pawfficer.”

Troy police pledged to add a cat if it could reach 10,000 Twitter followers by April. It took just eight days to go from 4,000 to 10,000.