Taylor County Sheriff's Department Receives Comfort Kits

posted on Friday, April 9, 2021

Taylor Co Sheriff
Another special delivery of 15 Henry’s Heroes Law Enforcement Comfort Kits was given to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department.

The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation donates these Law Enforcement Comfort Kits as part of their Henry’s Heroes program, named after their 2-year-old grandson, Henry Johnson. Henry is the son of Deb and Jeff’s daughter, Natalie, and her husband, Jake. Every year on Henry’s birthday, Natalie adds a new component to Henry’s Heroes.

Law Enforcement Comfort Kits are compact but mighty, holding blankets, toys, including Henry’s favorite, Thomas The Train, pacifiers, lip balm, and stuffed animals, with the hope that children and families in distress can be put at ease.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, “Treating a child with compassion and thoughtfulness is not only the proper thing to do, it is also a hallmark of good policing that can have long-term positive benefits for the child and the community.”

Stored easily in squad cars, these kits are always ready for immediate use. Henry’s Heroes Comfort Kits provide law enforcement an additional tool in their diverse policing responsibilities. Thank you Taylor County Iowa Law Enforcement Center!