Troopers deliver bears at BWWMH

The Alabama State Troopers Association delivered bears to sick children and geriatric patients at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon. The bears, complete with state trooper hats, are made purchased by the ASTA through funds donated by the public. The Christmas tradition spans back more than 20 years.

Troopers making the rounds at BWWMH Thursday were Christopher King, Chris Fails, Will Durden and Heath Heaton. They handed out bears to Mariah Crockett, Aryina James and Mariah Owens.

Mariah Crockett, of Demopolis, and her mother, Tacora Crockett, visited with Trooper Heath Heaton.

Four-year-old Mariah Crockett was all smiles when she gathered up her baby doll and Trooper Bear!

Three-month-old Aryina James was presented a bear by Trooper William Durden. Aryina is the daughter of Brittany Briggs of Demopolis, and is shown with her great grandmother Virginia Cosby.

Martez Owens and his one-month-old daughter, Mariah, received a Trooper Bear from Trooper Chris Fails. Mariah, of Sweet Water, is also the daughter of Kayshiana McGrew Owens.

Troopers Christopher King, Chris Fails, William Durden and Heath Heaton visited pediatric patients, as well as patients in our geriatric behavioral health program, on Dec. 20 to present them with special “Trooper Bears” and wish them a very Merry Christmas!