Janesville police comfort children with toys

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Stan Stricker
December 11, 2007

The Janesville Police Department is keeping the spirit of Christmas.

Betty Woodstock with the Janesville Royal Neighbors of America group knows what police officers want. She says she took a bunch of "Teddy Bears" to the police station. The bears are for a police effort to help children during stressful times. Community Services officer Brian Donohoue says the program ha a new twist this year. The toys are put under a decorated Christmas Tree in the department's lobby. Donohoue says the toy can be a real comfort to a child after they've been in an accident, being interviewed by officers, or any other reason they might be at the police station.

Donohoue says community response to the program has been excellent.

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