Megan O'Grady came up with the idea for "Blue Line Bears" after the 2016 ambush in Dallas in which five officers were shot and killed. So far, she has delivered 450 bears to law enforcement families in 31 states.
 - Image courtesy of Blue Line Bears / Facebook. 

Megan O'Grady came up with the idea for "Blue Line Bears" after the 2016 ambush in Dallas in which five officers were shot and killed. So far, she has delivered 450 bears to law enforcement families in 31 states.

Image courtesy of Blue Line Bears / Facebook. 

A young woman wanted to do something for the friends and family of Heath Gumm, the Adams County (CO) Deputy who was killed in the line of duty just under a year ago.

So she made 15 stuffed bears adorned with the agency's patch and Gumm's name.

According to Fox News, 16-year-old Megan O'Grady came up with the idea for "Blue Line Bears" after the 2016 ambush in Dallas in which five officers were shot and killed.

"My dad is a police officer where we live. It’s my biggest fear to lose him. That’s why I started it. My whole life, I have been close to police officers, they’ve always been my heroes," O'Grady said.

She asks the department for a uniform shirt from a fallen officer, and crafts the bears from the fabric.

O'Grady's visit to Colorado was not the first time she's delivered bears to the friends and family of a fallen officer. So far, she has delivered 450 bears to law enforcement families in 31 states.

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