There will be a special guest at this Thursday’s Welcoming Ceremony for new-hires and person’s promoted within the Sheriff’s Office. During the ceremony, there will be a pause to recognize El Dorado County resident Joan Coffin. Joan will be on hand to donate about 50 of her special teddy bears to the Sheriff’s Office as Comfort Bears.
Comfort Bears are little soft squeezable stuffed animals that can bring calm, comfort, and stability to children who are going through frightening or stressful times. Mrs. Coffin’s donations are from her heart, each decorated by her own hand. The bears are part of what she calls Joanie’s Joy, as she has been donating teddy bears to the local CHP Office for years. Joan hopes her creations will also someday find themselves in local fire trucks for children who just need something to hug and hold close. We at the Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Joan for allowing us to carry her special gift in our patrol cars or have available at our offices. They will truly comfort kids when they need it the most.
Lt. Tom Murdoch