Learn about the Trooper Teddy Bear

Learn about the Trooper Teddy Bear

You can buy a Trooper Teddy at our studios on Campbell Lane (next to Crye-Leike Realty).
For every Bear you purchase 2 Bears will be donated to the program.

The Trooper Teddy Bear Program assists children during traumatic experiences.

The concept of the ‘Trooper Teddy’ program is for Troopers to
provide stuffed animals to children during traumatic experiences such as a
car crash, child or sexual abuse cases.

Additionally, Troopers deliver bears to terminally ill children.

The goal is to establish trust between officers and children that
will assist in reducing the child’s stress during a traumatic incident.

The Trooper Teddy Bear Project came to life in December of 1989
after Kentucky First Lady Martha Wilkinson hosted a Gala fundraiser at Red
Mile Racecourse earlier that summer.

The black tie event raised the needed funds to purchase 2,000
Trooper Teddy Bears.

The first allotment of bears included a personal note on each
stuffed animal from First Lady Wilkerson.

The program ran out of funding in early 2000 until recently when
KSP was able to utilize asset forfeiture funds from criminal drug activity
to purchase bears a small allotment of bears in 2016.

If you would like to support the Trooper Teddy initiative you can
do so in two ways:

Make a tax deductible monetary donation to the project

Purchase a Trooper Teddy Bear. We are selling the bears for $20 and
proceeds will go toward the Trooper Teddy fund to sustain the program.

The sale of one bear allows us to purchase 2 additional bears to keep this
program self-sufficient