Like father, like son: 20 years ago a toddler wanted to become a state trooper, now his dad is a comrade-in-arms

In 1994, Colby Robinson dressed up in a custom-made — for toddlers — Maryland State Police uniform at his father’s graduation from State Police Academy, took the stage and everyone’s heart.

Twenty years later, he follows in his father’s footsteps.

State Trooper ToddlerRobinson donned a real uniform when he was sworn in along with 69 other new state troopers, earlier this month. To make things even more spectacular, Colby’s father, First Sgt. Jay Robinson, presented his son with his new badge. Father and son saluted each other before embracing.

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Jay graduated first in his class in 1994, Colby was 18 months old at that ceremony. He joined his father up on stage for the award presentation, wearing his pint-sized uniform complete with a Stetson hat.

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Colby, who grew up in Washington County, Md, joined State Police in 2012 as a cadet. He entered the academy in June.


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