Kentucky State Police talk ‘Trooper Teddy Bears’

Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 4:49 PM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Kentucky State Police’s Trooper Teddy Bears have been all across the country, impacting the bond between police officer and child during some of their most earth shattering moments.

To celebrate National Teddy Bear Day this Friday, KSP is asking everyone to share photos of their own Trooper Teddies-whether it was purchased to support the cause or given to them by a trooper.

The idea is for troopers to give the bears to children involved in traumatic experiences such as a car crash, house fire or crime investigation.

They also give the bears to terminally ill children, and the proceeds of bear sales go towards funding the gift of giving out more bears to the children who need them most.

“This is the first time that we’ve ever done something where you could give pictures and stories of how a Trooper Teddy has either affected you or a photo of different Trooper Teddies in different places across the world,” said KSP Trooper Daniel Priddy.

KSP is requesting those with Trooper Teddies take photos of them in different places around town or even across the country, posting them with the hashtag #TrooperTeddyTravels, where the police page might repost them.

The bears can be purchased at the Kentucky State Police Post this Friday, located at 3119 Nashville Road in Bowling Green.