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Willingly, we Bear the Responsibility: Operation “Teddy Bear” brings comfort to child victims

MEDIA PA– (November 27, 2018) Working hand-in-hand, police agencies from across Delaware County joined District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland and victim advocates to accept a donation of stuffed animals and teddy bears for child victims from Andrew J. Edelberg, Esquire, in front of the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, PA. Bringing both happiness and comfort to children, these adorable stuffed animals are an important tool for police and victim advocates in their daily efforts to help comfort children in stressful situations who have suffered abuse and neglect.

Pictured, from left, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Seth G. Betancourt, Media Borough Police Patrolmen Daniel DiVito and Mitchel Helmandollar, Shannon Marriott of the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, Andrew J. Edelberg, Esq., Candice Linehan, Acting Executive Director of Delaware County Women Against Rape, District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland, Molly Hampson of Family Support Line, Haverford Township Police Officer Lawrence Howard, Upper Darby Township Police Officer Thomas Hald and K9 Fury, Chester Township Police Captain Laura Dixon Hartshorn, and Radnor Township Highway Patrol Officer Kenneth Piree.

Photo Courtesy of the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office