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Sheriff Bud Dearborne

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Season(s)
1, 2, 3, 5
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22 episodes (see below)
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Former Sheriff of Bon Temps
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"I’ve had it with this shit. Every time we clear one murder, two more spring up. It’s like crab grass."
―Bud Dearborne[src]

Bud Dearborne was the former sheriff of Bon Temps, Louisiana and a major character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by starring actor William Sanderson, Bud Dearborne makes his debut on the episode "Strange Love" in the series' first season. A once major pillar of the Bon Temps Police Station, Bud was the working partner of the town's current sheriff, Andy Bellefleur. Before meeting an untimely death on the Season 5 episode "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", Bud played a major role in the series' first, second, third and fifth seasons. Originally retiring from the Police Department in the series' third season, Bud returns in the fifth season to serve as the series' secondary antagonist.

A man of few words, the former sheriff was a bit smarter, and much more contemplative than his co-worker Andy, but remained suspicious of vampires, just because they were vampires. In his spare time, he enjoyed square dancing with his wife.

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Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "The Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"
Season two appearances
"Nothing but the Blood" "Keep This Party Going" "Scratches" "Shake and Fingerpop"
"Never Let Me Go" "Hard-Hearted Hannah" "Release Me" "Timebomb"
"I Will Rise Up" "New World in My View" "Frenzy" "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season five appearances
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" "Authority Always Wins" "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" "We’ll Meet Again"
"Let's Boot and Rally" "Hopeless" "In the Beginning" "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" "Gone, Gone, Gone" "Finally" "Save Yourself"

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