London Police in support of Martin Insurance Group’s “Teddy Bear Project”

LONDON KY—Within each London Police Department cruiser is an object that not many would expect to see, a teddy bear. Teddy bears offer comfort to children whom officers come into contact with that may have been involved in car accidents, domestic disturbances, or traumatic situations.

Throughout the month of October, the London Police Department will be in support of Martin’s Insurance Group’s “Teddy Bear Project.” For the project, Martin’s Insurance Group will be collecting teddy bears for local law enforcement agencies, including the London Police Department.

“The comforting power of a teddy bear in a traumatic situation for a child is immeasurable,” said London Police Chief Derek House.

For many the years, the London Police Department has relied on community organizations or individuals to donate teddy bears to the agency. The teddy bears at the Police Department have a short shelf life, never collect dust, and are always on-hand.

Martin’s Insurance Group is asking for businesses, youth groups, sports teams, and local clubs to collect new or gently used teddy bears for the “Teddy Bear Project.” Donations may be dropped off at 1105 W. Fifth St. London, KY, 40741 or donations may be picked up by calling (606) 330-0405.

“We are very appreciative of every teddy bear donation made to us, because you never know when an opportunity is going to present itself to give a teddy bear to a child who needs comforting. It’s an excellent tool for us to have,” said Sgt. Travis Hurley.