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Former Sheriff of Bon Temps
I’ve had it with this shit. Every time we clear one murder, two more spring up. It’s like crab grass." ―Bud Dearborne
Bud Dearborne was the former sheriff of Bon Temps, Louisiana and a major character on the HBO original series . Played by starring actor True Blood William Sanderson, Bud Dearborne makes his debut on the episode " " in the series' Strange Love 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 " ", Bud played a major role in the series' first, Everybody Wants to Rule the World 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.
Season five appearances
"Turn! Turn! Turn!"
"Authority Always Wins"
"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"
"We’ll Meet Again"
"Let's Boot and Rally"
" In the Beginning "Somebody That I Used to Know"
" Everybody Wants to Rule the World "Gone, Gone, Gone"