Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sheriff/NAIFA Continue “Teddy Bear” Partnership

Upper Marlboro, MD…  Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer accepted over 100 teddy bears from the Prince George’s County chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), at a breakfast meeting yesterday morning at Rips Restaurant in Bowie, MD. The Sheriff’s Office uses the teddy bears to help comfort small children that sheriff’s deputies come into contact with while responding to domestic violence calls for service.
“When we pass out these teddy bears, we help to provide a sense of normalcy to children during an otherwise frightening and chaotic situation,” said Colonel Darrin Palmer, who has maintained a partnership with NAIFA over the last eleven years. “While we continue our work to help victims of domestic violence, we also focus on provide comfort and stability to children placed in these unfortunate circumstances; and the teddy bears help us do that.”

The Prince George’s chapter of NAIFA began the teddy bear drive 14 years ago as a community partnership initiative with law enforcement.

Jeannette Jordan, President of the Prince George’s County NAIFA chapter, reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to the teddy bear partnership, and thanked the members of NAIFA for their efforts in helping to provide teddy bears for the 2012 drive.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.

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