Community supports Edwardsburg officer battling cancer

Edwardsburg, Mich. The Edwardsburg community was out in full force Saturday to support a local police officer battling cancer.

Officer Brian Robinson is a 25-year veteran of the Ontwa Township – Edwardsburg Police Department. He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August.

“He finished his last chemo in December and was supposed to start going up to the University of Michigan on Tuesday, but a bout with pneumonia has set him back a little bit,” said Robinson’s wife, Karen.

Robinson made the news in 1992 when he saved a group of young boys from a burning building. During his time on the force, he spent much of his time working with students.

“We still have kids in their 20s or 30s coming up to us and saying ‘We remember Officer Brian when he was in the schools with us,’” said Robinson’s co-worker, Officer Kevin English. “He made an enormous impact on the community and we’re hopeful that we can get him back to work.

Many local businesses and individuals from Edwardsburg and beyond have donated food and money towards Robinson’s treatment.

“There's a lot of people I don't know but I'm very thankful that they all came out here to help my dad and help support him to get him through this,” said Danielle Schlutt, Robinson’s daughter.
“He'd really enjoy all the help and the prayers.”

Anyone interested in helping pay for the Robinson’s care should contact the Edwardsburg Police Department.

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