HPD Officers J. Lahar, and J. Byrd presented the children at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital with teddy bears recently. The children also received police badge stickers as they officers visited with them.
“We wanted to make the children smile and take their minds off why they are at the hospital,” said Officer Lahar. “It’s our hope that a positive visit from a police officer can aid the patients in taking a break from the challenges they might be facing in their lives. It also gives us an opportunity to answer questions the kids might have about a profession in law enforcement.”
The officers also participated in different activities with the patients, such as board games and coloring books.
Here is a video by Officer Lahar explaining why this gesture is important to him:
More pictures from the visit can be seen at the HPD Flickr account AT THIS LINK.