Photo/Story Gallery 2009

FHP Receives Toys for Kids

Sgt. Gaskins and Tpr. Reggie Edwards accept dozens of donated toys from Keiser University faculty and students to distribute to children in need.Sgt. Gaskins provides a little girl with a special trooper bear.Lakeland, Florida – During the weeks before the holidays, Keiser University faculty and students collected teddy bears and other stuffed animals along with members of the Florida Association of State Troopers (FAST).

The plush toys were then distributed to several Florida Highway Patrol troopers in Troop C to provide to children who are involved in traffic crashes or other traumatic events.

The toys often bring a smile or offer comfort to children while their parents are dealing with injuries or property damage. They serve as a little extra measure of kindness our troopers are able to offer during their everyday job of assisting persons in distress.

Pictured above: left, Sgt. Steve Gaskins and Tpr. Reggie Edwards accept dozens of donated toys from Keiser University faculty and students to distribute to children in need; right, Sgt. Steve Gaskins provides a little girl with a special trooper bear.

FHP thanks Keiser University and the Florida Association of State Troopers! Collection of stuffed toys
FHP thanks Keiser University and the Florida Association of State Troopers!