Stuffed Animal Donation to SPD for Children in Trauma

Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.625.5868


Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:10 p.m.


Eastern State Hospital donates more than 300 stuffed animals to SPD Chaplaincy to assist children in trauma

Today, June 9, 2021, Eastern State Hospital invited SPD to participate in the donation of 306 stuffed animals to the SPD Chaplaincy, in accordance with our protocol for donations.

The donation is in remembrance of Kassie Dewey and in support of her daughter Lilly, who were killed and gravely injured, respectively, as a result of a domestic violence incident.

Kassie was an employee of Eastern State Hospital. DSHS employees across the state purchased the stuffed animals in her name. Lilly’s step dad and her two older siblings were at the event to help present the donation.

While in the course of their duties, SPD patrol officers and Chaplains will have the ability to provide stuffed animals to children going through a difficult time as a result of domestic violence, a loss of a family member or otherwise experiencing a form of emotional trauma.

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