The Deputy and the Teddy Bear

     DECATUR-Deputy Elgin Hawthorne has the only squad car in Macon County with a teddy bear inside.
    Two years ago, Hawthorne spoke at Wee Folks in Decatur about stranger danger.
    Out of the blue last week, the mother of a six year old boy messaged him saying her son remembered that visit and wanted to give him a teddy bear. That boy, Sakeri Owens, says he had too many teddy bears and wondered if Hawthorne had any.
    Owens gave the bear to Hawthorne, who says the bear will travel with him wherever he goes.
    Owens says when he grows up, he'd like to be a police officer.

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