University Heights police officers now armed with teddy bears

University Heights police officers now armed with teddy bears

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Thanks to a donation from a University Heights resident, police officers in that city now have teddy bears and other stuffed animals.

Beginning Wednesday, the officers will bring the toys to work on a daily basis.

The police will give them to children experiencing a traumatic event.

“It is our hope that when a child is put in a traumatic situation, we can offer even just a little extra comfort to them to help them cope,” said University Heights police.

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